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Good Practice Scheme

British Philosophical Association / Society for Women in Philosophy Good Practice Scheme

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Since 2014 we have subscribed to the following elements of the British Philosophical Association / Society for Women in Philosophy (BPA/SWIP) UK's Good Practice Scheme, aimed at improving the representation of women in philosophy:

  • Gender bias
  • Caregivers
  • Harassment
  • Conferences and seminar series.

In addition, we have adopted our own policy and procedures covering staff-to-staff and staff-to-student relationships.

The actions we have taken include:

  • Formulating, and publicising to staff and students, specific policies concerning staff/staff and staff/student relationships, the allocation of teaching hours to teaching assistants with caregiving responsibilities, and conduct at research events and seminars; 
  • Setting a target of at least 25% of works on course reading lists written by women;
  • Improving the information available to students concerning the University's harassment policy and procedures, and having a departmental contact to deal informally with harassment-related problems and concerns;
  • Changing the time and day of our regular research seminar so that it falls within normal working hours.

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