Athena Swan in our Institutes

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‌Each Institute in the Faculty of Health and Life Sciences has committed to advancing women's careers in science, technology, engineering, maths and medicine (STEMM) employment in higher education by setting up an Athena SWAN Working Group.

The team represents the School of Life Sciences and the School of Psychology

 Support from the Vice Chancellor, Professor Janet Beer

The Institute has worked to progress gender equality across the schools and have skilfully met the challenge of doing this in a way which reflects the diversity of subject areas and the staff and students who work and study within them. The work undertaken in is absolutely consistent with our aim of having a University which is fair, inclusive and supportive for all of our staff and students.

Support from the Executive Pro-Vice-Chancellor, Professor R D Burgoyne

The Faculty is whole-heartedly behind the Institute in their endeavour to support and advance the careers of women through the embedding of good practice and through the championing of the changes in culture necessary for success. The Institute has had a major focus on the appropriate recognition of staff contribution and career progression to ensure the movement of female staff to senior positions and will continue to pursue this agenda for all of its staff.