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May 28, 2020 Thursday 07:37:16 PM IST

Cardiff achieves ‘Champion’ status for gender equality in physics

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Cardiff University’s School of Physics & Astronomy has been awarded the status of Juno Champion by the Institute of Physics (IOP) for its work and dedication in addressing gender equality in physics. Project Juno is the IOP’s award scheme that encourages, supports, recognises and rewards the actions of physics departments, schools, institutes and groups to address gender equality in physics, by embracing better practice and fostering a more inclusive working environment. It aims to help institutions create and establish an equitable culture for both staff and students, with principles that encompass and include appointment and selection, career promotion and progression, departmental culture, work allocation and flexible working practices.

The School of Physics and Astronomy joins 21 other physics departments, institutes and organisations that have attained Juno Champion status, and becomes the first to achieve Champion status in Wales. Each has had to fully embed the principles of Project Juno and illustrate how they will continue to implement good practice. There are three levels of Juno awards, with participants progressing from being a Juno Supporter, onto Juno Practitioner and then to Juno Champion. Those participating in the project are supported throughout their Juno journey by the IOP, with free workshops and best practice resources, site visits, and regular Juno updates.

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