We're proud of our reputation as a sector leader for diversity and inclusion
The UTS Athena SWAN Bronze Action Plan consists of 68 projects for gendered workforce inclusion, supporting an overarching target of 40 per cent academic women in STEMM by 2022. It’s the work of staff collaborating across the University to build gender good practice, with project management and policy support from the Centre for Social Justice and Inclusion.
2019 was our first full year implementing the Action Plan. What have we achieved so far?
Why an action plan for STEMM?
UTS is a Bronze Athena SWAN Award holder for 2018 – 2022, one of the first institutions in Australia to receive this award. As part of our Bronze Award application, UTS conducted a rigorous assessment of our gender and inclusion practice and created a 4 year action plan to address identified gaps. Read our original Athena SWAN Action Plan, and find out more about our approach to gender inclusion on the UTS Equal Futures homepage.
Going further for gender equity in STEMM
We didn't stop at the Athena SWAN action plan in 2019. In October , UTS has become an institutional Champion of the Women in STEMM Decadal Plan, an initiative of the Australian Academy of Science and the Academy of Technology and Engineering. You can read the UTS Women in STEM Decadal Plan Statement of Support, and pick up a hard copy from the Centre for Social Justice and Inclusion.
In July 2019, the UTS Centre for Social Justice and Inclusion and UniBank hosted a one-day symposium, Strategies for Success: Implementing Gender Workforce Targets in STEMM, to facilitate sector discussion on implementing gender targets. Read a report of the day’s events and outcomes.
UTS also announced that women applying for all undergraduate degrees in the Faculty of Engineering and Information Technology (FEIT) and the construction project management degree in the Faculty of Design, Architecture and Building (DAB) will receive 10 adjustment points on their Australian Tertiary Admissions Rank (ATAR). You can read more about it on this Frequently Asked Questions page.
Alicia Pearce, Program Manager – Athena SWAN