We are committed to promoting a positive and inclusive environment for all our colleagues.
The Athena Swan Charter was established in 2005 to encourage and recognise commitment to advancing the careers of women in science, technology, engineering, mathematics and medicine (STEM) employment in higher education and research. The University of Essex was awarded the Athena Swan Institutional Bronze Award in November 2013 in recognition of its continuing work to support women in STEM.
In May 2015 the charter was expanded to recognise work undertaken in arts, humanities, social sciences, business and law (AHSSBL), and in professional and support roles, and for trans staff and students. The charter now recognises work undertaken to address gender equality more broadly, and not just barriers to progression that affect women.
The Department of Mathematical Sciences was awarded a Bronze Department Award in November 2018.
Lecturer in Data Science and Statistics and Athena Swan Team ChairDepartment of Mathematical Sciences, University of Essex
Lecturer in MathematicsDepartment of Mathematical Sciences, University of Essex
Lecturer in Actuarial Science and StatisticsDepartment of Mathematical Sciences, University of Essex
Lecturer in Actuarial Science and FinanceDepartment of Mathematical Sciences, University of Essex
Lecturer in Operational ResearchDepartment of Mathematical Sciences, University of Essex
Professor of Operational ResearchDepartment of Mathematical Sciences, University of Essex
There are a wide range of opportunities, resources, and support networks both within and outside the university, which are available to our staff.
There are various external funding opportunities of particular relevance to women in the Department of Mathematical Sciences.
The department recognises the importance of mentorship and coaching. The department currently has a mentorship task and finish group who are developing a mentorship system for academic and administrative staff.
The School actively promotes academic and research staff applying for permanency and promotion via the annual review process.
As a department we are committed to the London Mathematical Society Good Practice Scheme. The scheme identifies five key principles of good practice for gender equality in mathematics departments in Universities.
We understand that some of our students may have different access needs or may need additional support while studying with us.
Our Student Directory includes articles about how we support our students, and how we ensure our campuses are accessible to all. If you have any questions you can also contact our Colchester Student Services Hub, who are happy to answer queries and provide signposting to our range of services.