The ECU’s Athena SWAN Charter was established in 2005 to encourage and recognise commitment to advancing the careers of women in science, technology, engineering, maths and medicine (STEMM) employment in higher education and research. In May 2015 the charter was expanded and now recognises work undertaken to address gender equality more broadly, and not just barriers to progression that affect women.
The Medical School in Queen Mary University successfully submitted for Silver in the November 2014 submission round, joined only by the School of Biological Sciences within Queen Mary University to hold the award at this level. We are currently working towards a new submission in November 2017 where we are re-applying under the new post-May 2015 expanded criteria for Silver status. If you have any questions about Athena SWAN or require more information about our previous or upcoming submission, please contact Laura Simpson, the School of Medicine's Athena SWAN Coordinator.
"The School of Medicine and Dentistry is genuinely committed to equality throughout the organisation, nurturing the best talent regardless of gender. It's about giving equal opportunity to everyone. "
Professor Steve Thornton
Vice Principal (Health)
Did You Know?
This July, we've compiled some interesting facts and figures to do with Athena SWAN. We'd love you to take a look at the attached slides.