5th December 2003




A scheme at the University of Lincoln which aims to encourage women managers to develop their careers has been shortlisted for a coveted Royal Society Athena Award.


The university’s Women in HE Management Development Programme, which was launched in 2002, aims to encourage the advancement of women in senior management positions.


This is the second year of the awards, which recognise and celebrate the achievements of furthering the advancement of women in higher education, particularly in the areas of science, engineering and technology.


“We are delighted to have been nominated as a finalist for these prestigious awards,” said Mike Cook, staff development manager at the university.


“It is an excellent opportunity to raise the profile of the University of Lincoln.”


The university are competing against seven other universities including Oxford, Loughborough and Edinburgh.


The Athena Project was set up in 1999 as part of the Engineering and Technology Board (ETB) to encourage the advancement of women to top posts.


The award ceremony will be held in March 2003 at the Royal Society, London.

The awards are supported by the Royal Academy of Engineering, the Royal Society and the Engineering Technology Board. 



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