Gender equality

The Athena SWAN scheme recognises commitment to advancing the careers of women in science, and the School holds an Athena SWAN Silver award (May 2018). The School's action plan details how it is embedding gender equality into its policies, practices and culture, including encouraging more male students to take the School's undergraduate degrees.

The University has signed up to the key principles of the Athena SWAN Charter and holds an Athena SWAN Bronze award at an institutional level (May 2018).

The University provides opportunities for female academic staff to gain mentoring and leadership training through the Elizabeth Garrett Mentoring Programme and Aurora programme, and has a number of relevant staff networks.

On International Women’s Day 2017, the University produced a summary of some key female figures in the history of the University.

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