In May 2015, the Athena SWAN 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 Equality Charter Unit.
The self-assessment team is a committee in place to ensure the Athena SWAN self-assessment process takes place correctly. The team includes at least one representative from each staff group comprising of a mixture of grades and roles representing different stages of the career ladder, and includes student representation.