Good Practice Scheme - Becoming a Supporter

The Scheme provides specific support for mathematics departments working towards Athena SWAN Award status. Mathematics related Centres for Doctoral Training are also able to register as supporters in their own right.  To become a supporter, a department should be committed to supporting the scheme and the five principles of good practice:

Principle 1 - A robust organisational framework to deliver equality of opportunity and reward.
Principle 2 - Appointment, promotion and selection processes and procedures that encourage men and women to apply for academic posts at all levels.
Principle 3 - Departmental structures and systems that enable men and women to progress and continue in their careers.
Prinicple 4 - Departmental organisation, structure, management arrangements and culture that are open, inclusive and transparent and encourage the participation of all staff.
Principle 5 - Flexible approaches and provisions that encompass the working day, the working year and a working life and enable individuals at all career and life stages, to maximise their contribution to mathematics, their department and institution.


Suggested content of letter applying to become a Supporter


Letters should be sent from the Head of the Department or CDT Director.


Letters should be addressed to: Women in Mathematics Committee, London Mathematical Society, De Morgan House, 57-58 Russell Square, London, WC1B 4HS. 

Further information can be found in the Good Practice Scheme Booklet below.

If you have any questions please contact