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Webpage on Athena SWAN activity, including Self Assessment Team (SAT) meetings, as signposted from: (requires staff sign-in) as part of the School's SCALE (Strategy for Changing Academic Life Environment).

Download: Medicine St Andrews Athena SWAN Apr 2015 non-case study (PDF, 4,126 KB)

30 Sept 2015Congratulations to the School of Medicine attaining ‘Athena SWAN Departmental Award at Bronze Level'. 

23.4.15: SCALE WG Meeting – Application update, TF Updates, planning of 2nd Coffee Morning Consultation event.

10.3.15: SCALE agree to cover costs for staff/students travelling to Dundee Women in Science Festival.

9.3.15: TF meeting to draft Induction package for new start staff/students.

6.3.15: TF Meeting to draft Work-life balance and Flexible Working policy.

12.2.15: SCALE WG Meeting - Survey analysis, Implementation of TF recommendations.

10.2.15: 3 WG members attended Napier University Webinar entitled “Work Life Balance”. 

21.1.15-10.2.15: Anonymous Online Survey (Quantitative and Qualitative) completed by 88 Staff and Postgraduate Students.

13.1.15: SCALE WG Meeting- TF updates, survey draft update, Case Study discussion, use of SCALE fund.

16.12.14: Project Manager meeting with Head of E&D and Finance Advice and Support re staff recruited who are named on grants.

4.12.14: SCALE Coffee Morning Consultation with the School of Medicine. Five SCALE Task Forces discussed their research and proposals with over 100 members of the School.

2.12.14: School of Medicine agrees to cover costs for female staff member to attend 5-day AURORA Mentoring Programme.

17.11.14: 130 SCALE flyers distributed to all staff and postgraduate students in the School of Medicine.

12.11.14: EQUATE Scotland Workshop: Unconscious, implicit and cultural bias: does gender matter?

7.11.14 – 4.12.14: Multiple SCALE Task Force meetings.

7.11.14: All School of Medicine Staff and Postgraduate Students invited to join a SCALE Task Force.

5.11.14: SCALE Project Manager met with two representatives from the School of Psychology’s Equality and Diversity Committee.

5.11.14: Meeting of Postgraduate Maternity Subgroup.

3.11.14: School of Medicine Undergraduate students host a talk regarding the Promotion of Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women.

3.11.14: SCALE Working Group Meeting - Task Forces, activity updates, postgraduate pregnancy subgroup, Women in Science website, Survey.

30.10.14: School of Medicine seminar delivered by Prof. Myriam Deveugele which illustrated pertinent issues of cross-cultural teaching of communication skills, particularly regarding gender and diversity.

23.10.14: Project Manager meeting with School of Chemistry Athena Swan Convener.

20.10.14: SCALE Suggestion Boxes installed in School of Medicine.

17.10.14: Postgraduate Maternity Subgroup meeting.

14.10.14: SCALE subgroup meeting – Discussion of application strategy.

7.10.14 committee meeting action points, planning future meetings and events.

13.10.14: SCALE meeting – Initial meeting between Project Manager and E&D Officer.

10.10.14: SCALE subgroup meeting – Poster design discussion and SCALE Social media strategy meeting.

7.10.14: SCALE logo designed; SCALE Committee membership broadened to include undergraduate and postgraduate students, and administrative staff; and SCALE Committee meeting – Introduction of new members, discussion of draft poster and Mission Statement, working group categories and remit, discussion of Women in Science website, and SCALE section for School website and MedInternal.

6.10.14: SCALE subgroup meeting – Draft poster design, working group discussion, logo discussion, committee meeting preparation.

2.10.14: SCALE subgroup (Convener, Project Manager, Project Administrator and School Administration Representative) meeting – Project Manager and Administration posts, Mission Statement draft, strategy planning.

1.10.14: Appointment of Athena SWAN Project Manager and Administrative Assistant.

18.8.14: SCALE Committee meeting – Head of School input, discussion of group’s role beyond Athena Swan, discussion of application strategy.

5.8.14: Executive Administrator meeting with James Lush (Athena SWAN adviser).

1 Jul 2014: Prof Candace Currie appinted as the new School of Medicine Athena SWAN Convener

13 May 2014, 12pm, Meeting room, School of Medicine

15 April 2014, 12pm, Meeting room, School of Medicine

4 Feb 2014, 10am, Meeting room, School of Medicine

29 Nov 2013: School of Medicine Athena SWAN Bronze Level submission sent to ECU.

19 Nov 2013, 4pm, Meeting room, School of Medicine

25 Oct 2013, 11am, Meeting room, School of Medicine

July 2013: 'School of Medicine Gender Inclusion Staff Survey' launched:

Gender Inclusion Staff Survey flyer 2013

21 May 2013: SAT meeting.

22 Mar 2013: SAT meeting. 

19 Feb 2013: School of Medicine SAT hosted a University wide meeting with other SAT representatives on the progression of Departmental awards. 

05 Feb 2013: Dr Silvia Paracchini attended as an Athena SWAN Assessment Panel member in London.

14 Dec 2012: School's first Self Assessment Team meeting organised by Dr Silvia Paracchini the School's Athena SWAN Rep.

Nov 2012: Dr Silvia Paracchini as the School's Athena SWAN Rep provided feedback into the Institutional submission document and Action Plan, plus had attended the Institutional Group.


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