School staff collect Juno Champion award at the Institute of Physics for work in diversity and equality

Dr Jeanne Wilson and Dr Marcella Bona collected QMUL’s JUNO Champion Award last night at the IoP Awards Dinner.

The School of Physics and Astronomy was the 13th Physics Department in the UK to be awarded Juno Champion status after implementing various initiatives to improve equality and diversity in the School, in particular focusing on the retention of women in Physics. The Juno Assessment panel commended our detailed data analysis and efforts to embed diversity issues into every-day School activities including our “You said, We Did” webpages, the Maternity Plus scheme, gender monitoring of student coursework and attendance, and real-time gender monitoring of recruitment activities.

Dr Jeanne Wilson and Dr Marcella Bona collected QMUL’s JUNO Champion Award last night at the IoP Awards Dinner.

Furthermore, the School has also been awarded the Athena Swan Silver award in recognition of these activities, which will be presented in December this year.