The Athena SWAN charter process recognises commitment to advancing women’s careers in science, technology, engineering, maths and medicine (STEMM). By being part of Athena SWAN, we are committed to a progressive charter; adopting these principles within our policies, practices, action plans and culture.
In May 2015 the charter was expanded to recognise work undertaken in arts, humanities, social sciences, business and law (AHSSBL), and in professional and support roles, and for trans staff and students. The charter now recognises work undertaken to address gender equality more broadly, and not just barriers to progression that affect women.
The Dean, on behalf of the Medical School, has pledged our commitment to the expanded charter to the ECU.
The Medical School was awarded an Athena SWAN Bronze Award in November 2013 and a Silver Award in September 2016.