The Athena SWAN team assists departments in the Division in promoting gender equality and preparing applications for Athena SWAN awards. This includes providing staff and student data; administering surveys and focus groups; running workshops to share best practice; and coordinating initiatives such as training, mentoring schemes and the Returning Carers’ Fund.
Progress in the Division
As of October 2016, departments and units in the Medical Sciences Division hold 16 Silver and 1 Bronze Athena SWAN awards. This marks a significant achievement for the Division as the majority of our departments now hold a Silver Athena SWAN award.
The Division is committed to providing an inclusive environment which promotes equality, values diversity and maintains a working, learning and social environment in which the rights and dignity of all its staff and students are respected, to assist them in reaching their full potential.