In the latest round of the Athena SWAN awards, which celebrate good practice in employing women in science, engineering and technology (SET) departments, the universities of Bristol and Nottingham came up trumps. Bristol's department of physiology and pharmacology, and Nottingham's School of Psychology and School of Mechanical, Materials and Manufacturing Engineering, received silver awards. Silver awards are given to departments showing substantial progress in attracting women and improving their career prospects. Gold awards are reserved for those departments that clearly demonstrate significant progress on gender equality. Only one gold award has been presented in the five rounds of awards that have so far taken place.