Life Sciences Research for Lifelong Health


Equality & Diversity

The Babraham Institute is committed to creating, maintaining and promoting equality and diversity in all aspects of its policies, procedures and activities, and to the principles of the Equality Act 2010.

The Institute aims to provide an atmosphere which is fair and inclusive, welcoming differences, and valuing and recognising the contribution and potential of all individuals at the Institute. The Institute believes that all staff, workers, students and visitors should be treated with dignity, respect and tolerance. It will ensure that opportunities are available on a fair and equal basis and without discrimination. The Institute also expects all consultants, companies, suppliers, agencies, etc. working with the Institute to follow these principles.
The Institute is vehemently opposed to any form of unlawful and/or unfair discrimination and encourages issues or concerns to be raised at the highest level where they will be dealt with promptly and fairly. 


Athena SWAN

Athena Swan silver award logoThe Athena SWAN Charter is a nation-wide scheme that recognises and rewards commitment to advancing women's careers in science. In April 2015 the Institute received a silver Athena SWAN award after submitting its application in November 2014.

The Institute became only the second research institute to ever receive a silver award on first application.

The aim and focus of the Institute’s Athena SWAN project is to improve the experience of being a scientist and improve career progression for women. However we hope and fully expect that the data we gather and changes we implement will benefit all scientists at Babraham. For our male scientists we hope that this will be both indirectly through benefiting from a more diverse and fulfilled workforce at all levels, and directly through the improvements we will seek to implement.

Please visit our Athena SWAN pages for links to our Athena SWAN application, action plan and news.