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ICG and Applied Physics become supporters of the Institute of Physics’s Juno Code of Practice

We are happy to announce that the "Physics Group" at Portsmouth (which consists of the Institute of Cosmology and Gravitation, and the members of the School of Environmental and Earth Sciences who contribute to the Applied Physics course) have been accepted as supporters of the Institute of Physics's Juno Code of Practice.

Project Juno was established by the Institute in 2007. The aim of Juno is to recognise and reward departments that can demonstrate they have taken action to address the under-representation of women in university physics and to encourage better practice for both women and men.

There are three levels of Juno awards:

Supporter: The department starts its Juno journey by endorsing the five principles and making a commitment to work towards Practitioner and then Champion.

Practitioner: The department demonstrates that its Juno journey is well underway. Qualitative and quantitative evidence is gathered and its initial action plan demonstrates how the department aims to achieve Champion status.

Champion: The department demonstrates that the five principles are embedded throughout the department. Further evidence is gathered and its action plan demonstrates how the department will continue to further good practice.

The five principles of Project Juno are:

1. A robust organisational framework to deliver equality of opportunity and reward.

2. Appointment and selection processes and procedures that encourage men and women to apply for academic posts at all levels.

3. Departmental structures and systems which support and encourage the career progression and promotion of all staff and enable men and women to progress and continue in their careers

4. Departmental organisation, structure, management arrangements and culture that are open, inclusive and transparent and encourage the participation of all staff

5. Flexible approaches and provisions that enable individuals, at all career and life stages, to optimise their contribution to their department, institution and to SET

(also see the University of Portsmouth Athena SWAN efforts here).