SEBE Departmental Bronze Award

The School of Engineering and Built Environment (SEBE) is GCU's first School to be recognised with the Athena SWAN Bronze Award. The School was presented with the Award in May 2018 in recognition of its commitment to promoting gender equality among students and staff.

The successful submission was led by Senior Lecturer in Electronic and Telecommunications Engineering Dr Tuleen Boutaleb. Dr Boutaleb said: "The award is a visible seal of approval of the School's good practices for future staff and student applicants. We are delighted and proud of the work done throughout the application journey, which began by coming to a better understanding of the issues that needed to be addressed, and resulted in a number of improvements such as promotion application feedback, induction and recruitment adverts that will benefit everyone in the School."

Professor Iain Cameron, SEBE Dean, said: "I am delighted that the School's application for this prestigious award has been successful. The Athena SWAN ideals are embedded in our planning and in the creation of our strategy and we work hard to ensure that gender equality is at the heart of everything we do. For example, we were the first university to team up with SmartSTEMS to open up our campus to hundreds of girls across the city every year to show them the exciting opportunities offered by careers in science, technology, engineering and maths.

"The award is a tribute to the hard work of the staff and students who are devising and implementing plans to support gender equality across the School and Athena SWAN has a vital role in promoting the drive for us to further embed equality and diversity."

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