Gender equality in the Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry
The Athena Swan Charter was established in 2005 to
encourage and recognise commitment to advancing the careers of women in (STEMM)
science, technology, engineering, maths, and medicine, employment in higher
education and research. In relation to this, the Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry have put in place
initiatives and positive changes which have helped achieve a faculty silver award.
In May 2015 the charter was expanded to include non-STEMM subjects, professional and support roles, and trans staff and students. It now recognises work undertaken to address gender equality more broadly, and not just barriers to progression that affect women alone.
Athena SWAN has allowed us to facilitate changes to support female staff, as well as those who have caring responsibilities and require flexible working. We continue to support staff and make changes that will benefit all and advance gender equality, as we work towards a silver award.
Testimonies from staff highlight the positive impact that Athena SWAN has had, and continues to have, for the Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry.