Supporting equality within the Faculty of Health

Our staff and students form a diverse learning community and we are proud to support them in being themselves by celebrating how diversity enriches all of our lives. View more information and resources (log-in required).

Faculty Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Committee (FEDIC)

The Faculty of Health Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Committee (EDIC) is made up of academic , professional services staff and students. The committee has oversight of a wide range of policies and activities to ensure the Faculty of Health remains a happy and inclusive place to work or study in. 

Anyone working or studying in the Faculty of Health can become a member of EDIC, just email fohequality@plymouth.ac.uk to join or visit our team site (requires log in).

Committee successes include:

  • supporting the introduction of the ‘Equality Pledges’ scheme, which encourages all members of staff to make a pledge towards embedding equality in their activities
  • developing cross-faculty collaboration on common issues affecting equality across the Schools
  • the creation of an annual faculty equality survey to monitor staff happiness and career development

Faculty equality, diversity and inclusion contacts

Athena SWAN

Recognising advancement of gender equality: representation, progression and success for all.

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 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.

The Charter recognises and encourages initiatives and practices that address gender equality and barriers to progression. For us in the Faculty of Health, we have worked hard to gain Bronze Awards in three  of our schools - Health Professions, Psychology and Nursing and Midwifery - and a Silver Award in recognition of work across the areas of medicine, dentistry and biomedical sciences. 

We know there is work to do, and we have action plans to help us to improve further

Celebrating diversity in health and heathcare research

From neuroscience to tissue regeneration, nutrition to gum disease, our women in science are committed and respected academics with inspirational stories to tell.

Find out more about achievements within the Faculty

Equality, diversity and inclusion

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