The Equality Challenge Unit'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.