A commitment to promote the careers of women has won the University of Brighton’s School of Environment and Technology (SET) a national award.
SET has received a Bronze Award from the Equality Challenge Unit’s Athena SWAN Charter which was established in 2005 to encourage efforts to advance women’s careers in science, technology, engineering, maths and medicine (STEMM) employment in higher education and research.
A Silver Award was achieved by the Brighton and Sussex Medical School (BSMS), run jointly by the universities of Brighton and Sussex. The awards are valid for four years during which both schools will implement a robust action plan to progress gender equality in their schools. The schools join the University of Brighton’s School of Pharmacy and Biomolecular Science in holding a school level Athena SWAN award.
Professor Tara Dean, Pro-Vice-Chancellor for Research and Enterprise, is Chair of the Athena SWAN Steering Group and is University of Brighton’s Gender Equality Champion. She said: “We are very proud that both SET and BSMS have been formally recognised for their commitment to promoting gender equality by attaining the prestigious Athena SWAN Bronze and Silver awards respectively.
“The awards are a tribute to the hard work of the many staff in putting strategies in place to support gender equality, and the genuine institutional commitment to this endeavour.” Read More →
It might be cold outside but don’t let that stop you visiting us this winter!
If you’re considering starting an undergraduate course here in 2018, why not sign up to one of our campus tours taking place during December and January and find out more about what it’s like study at Brighton?
The tours will give you the chance to explore the campus where your course of interest is based, view our facilities and talk to our staff and students.
The American weekly news magazine Newsweek has interviewed Dr James Cole, our expert in Human Origins and Senior Lecturer in Archaeology, on the new theory that our ancestors came from Europe, not Africa.
Open days are a great way to find out about the local area and the campus where you will be studying. You will also be able to hear more about your chosen subject and talk to our staff and current students.
Join in the fun at the Dig It! Family Archaeology Day at Brighton Museum on Saturday 16 July.
Come along and meet archaeologists and discover ancient (and sometimes mysterious) artefacts from sites across Brighton & Hove, ranging from the Neolithic to the Victorian age. The day will feature special displays, craft activities, demonstrations and talks by experts to take you back through time and make the day an unforgettable experience.
Attractions on the day include:
Flint knapping demonstrations
3D artefact scanning and printing demonstrations by Brighton University
A geo-physics survey in the Pavilion Gardens
Clay pot making and decorating activities
Drawing and recording activities for all ages
A live archaeological trench in the Pavilion Gardens
A finds processing station
Costumed period characters
An opportunity to find out what bones/ human remains can tell us about life in the past
Talks on geology, bones and info on local archaeological sites
A finds display created by Brighton & Hove Archaeological Society
A dressing up area
A special display of artefacts from the museum’s archaeology collection
Free with admission, members and residents free, drop-in.