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equality4success is the umbrella for the equality & diversity (E&D) work at the Babraham Institute. The Athena SWAN and LIBRA projects support the advancement of gender equality at Babraham. We strongly believe that contribution from all genders is vital to create an inclusive and motivating environment that everybody will benefit from.

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.

Athena SWAN

The 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.


We are partners on a H2020 funded project LIBRA, which brings together ten partner research institutes from ten European countries with the main aim of addressing gender inequalities in academia. The goals of this project clearly align with our Athena SWAN project.

Events & Activities

As part of our Athena SWAN and LIBRA projects the equality4success team organise a variety of events and activities with the aim of engaging staff, improving working culture and growing our wider regional network.

equality4success Blog

This page provides a space for Institute staff to share their views, experiences and creative thoughts with colleagues and the wider public.

Flexible Working

Our staff consultations show that the ability to work flexibly is an important part of the working culture at Babraham. It is common at all grades and often arranged informally and on an individual basis. Read further to discover the motivations and benefits of flexible working.

equality4success Team

The equality4success team are a diverse set of people representing various areas of the Institute. We are dedicated to advance Babraham Institute as an inclusive work place.

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 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.