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Carol Morris, Engineering & Innovation Athena SWAN SAT chair, selected as one of the top women in Engineering

Senior Lecturer in Engineering and Innovation and Athena SWAN SAT chair, Carol Morris, has been recognised for her efforts in challenging gender stereotypes in engineering with a Top 50 Women in Engineering Award (WE50).

In competition with over 200 nominations, Carol was awarded the WE50 - Returners and Transferrers for being a passionate supporter of women in engineering and for being an enthusiastic mentor to female engineering students at The Open University.

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Celebrating International Women's Day at the Knowledge Media Institute:

All KMIers celebrated International Women's Day by sharing their (gender-related) thoughts on the above canvas poster.

OU celebrates four Athena SWAN Awards

The Open University has collected four Bronze Athena SWAN awards, in recognition of its ongoing commitment to gender equality for all staff and students across the newly launched (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) STEM faculty.

  • Renewal of the OU's Institution Bronze status
  • School of Computing & Communications - Bronze award
  • School of Engineering & Innovation - Bronze award
  • School of Life, Health and Chemical Sciences - Bronze award

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The Department of Physical Sciences (DPS) has received an Athena SWAN Silver award in recognition of its support for Women in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Maths and Medicine).  DPS is the first department in the University to be awarded the Silver award recognising its activities towards reducing inequalities in research, teaching and day-to-day department processes. Read more

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