Welcome to Athena SWAN at the Computer Laboratory!
1 October 2015: The Faculty is proud to announce that we have been awarded a Bronze Award.
Our Application can be viewed here.....
Athena SWAN is a Charter to advance women's careers in STEMM subjects (science, engineering, technology, maths and medicine). Any university or research institution which is committed to the advancement and promotion of the careers of women in STEMM in higher education and research can apply for membership. The Department is committed to the principles of the Charter and wants to achieve an improved gender balance at all levels of academic and research staff.
Computer Science Student wins an Amazon Women in Innovation Bursary
Sophie Durrant a first year student at Churchill College is one of only three women in the UK to receive the 'Amazon Women in Innovation Bursary' this year, which aims to enable more young women to pursue a STEM career. Successful candidates also receive mentoring in business skills and potential work placement opportunities at Amazon's UK Development Centre in Cambridge. Students at King's College London and the University of Edinburgh will also receive the Amazon Women in Innovation Bursary.
University of Cambridge Equality and Diversity Strategy 2016-2021. This E&D Strategy outlines an operational framework within which objectives are identifed, addressed and implemented. Progress against milestones will be closely tracked at a senior level and reported to relevant governance bodies, maximising opportunities for robust consideration of issues and their potential soluctions.
University of Cambridge Equal Pay Review 2016 Tbe University of Cambridge is committed to the principles of equal pay for work of equal value, freedom from discrimination and recognition and reward of the University's staff as its greatest asset. This is the University's sixth Equal Pay Review
The Survey has now closed and the final response rate from the Department was 74%. OCR International has now collated and analysed the data amd a breakdown of responses to individual questions are published online. Further Details...
We in the Computer Lab are constantly trying to improve the service we provide to our students. In this survey we collected information and
views about students' confidence, perception of gender related issues, and general culture in the Computer Laboratory. The insights from this survey will
result in action points for improvements in the department.
The survey was sent to all students in the Department at the start of Lent Term 2015.
The three lucky winners of the £25.00 vouchers were Jamie Fox, Part IA, Barbora Kovacova, Part IA and Daniel Low, Part II.
The results of the Student Survey broken down by gender and student group:
Computer Laboratory Student Survey Analysis
Articles of Interest
- Women in Science: part II. How 'death by a thousand cuts' is responsible for the leaky STEM pipeline Full article.......
- Five least known female scientists who changed science. When it comes to women in STEM, two of the first names that come to mind are Marie Curie and Ada Lovelace. However, there are more female scientists throughout history who have helped shape modern science. Some of them were not recognised, even robbed of the honor that was due them at that time. Full article........
- Are universities secretly sexist? Dame Athene Donald, Professor of Experimental Physics at the University of Cambridge, blames a suble blend of cultural expectations
- Indra Nooyi and Anne-Marie Slaughter attack the unfinished business of work-life balance
- What should we be teaching the next generation of computer scientists?
- Unconscious Bias Briefing Video from the Royal Society
- Fewer British Women studying Computer Science than in 2010
- Gender Differences in College Students' Perceptions of Technology-Related Jobs in Computer Science
- Leading scientists favour women in tenure-track hiring test
- What's being female got to do with anything, ask the scientists who are starting labs and having kids
Modern Computer Science is dominated by men, but it hasn’t always been this way. A lot of computing pioneers – the people who programmed the first digital computers – were women. And for decades, the number of women studying Computer Science was growing faster than the number of men. But in 1984, something changed. The percentage of women in Computer Science flattened and then plunged, even as the share of women in other technical and professional fields kept rising. Data tables ...
- OECD (2015), The ABC of Gender Equality in Education: Aptitude, Behaviour, Confidence
PISA, OECD Publishing.
- Homophily and the Glass Ceiling Effect in Social Networks
Chen Avin, Barbara Keller, Zvi Lotker, Claire Mathieu, David Peleg, Yvonne Anne Pignolet
- Cultural stereotypes as gatekeepers: increasing girls' interest in computer science and engineering
by diversifying stereotypes
Sapna Cheryan, Allison Master and Andrew N. Meltzoff
- Cambridge AWISE
- Careers Service
- Childcare Office
- Computer Laboratory Personnel Information Pages
- Dignity at Study
- Dignity at Work
- Equality and Diversity
- Flexible Working
- Human Resources
- Maternity Policy
- Parental Leave Policy
- Paternity Policy
- Personal and Professional Development
- PostDocs of Cambridge Society
- Office of Postdoctoral Affairs
- Promotion to Senior Research Associate
- Redeployment Policy
- Returning Carers Scheme
- Senior Academic Promotions CV Scheme
- Shared Parental Leave Policy
- Women at Cambridge
- Athena SWAN at Cambridge University