Jewellery, Fashion and Textiles scoops Athena Swan Bronze
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The College of Jewellery, Fashion and Textiles at Birmingham City University has become the first jewellery, fashion and textiles department in the UK to be awarded Athena Swan Bronze Award. The College joins five others across the University to hold the award, which recognises commitment to and progress on gender equality in higher education and research.
The Athena Swan Charter is a framework which is used across the globe to support and transform gender equality within higher education (HE) and research. Established in 2005 to encourage and recognise commitment to advancing the careers of women in science, technology, engineering, maths and medicine (STEMM) employment, the Charter is now being used across the globe to address gender equality more broadly, and not just barriers to progression that affect women.