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WMS Athena SWAN History

WMS was the first Medical School in England to receive the bronze Athena SWAN award in 2012. Building on this success, we were one of the first two medical schools in the UK to be granted a Silver award in April 2013 for our school-wide work supporting the Charter for Women in Science.

Guided by our Silver Actions and the ethos propagated throughout WMS, we have made significant progress in a number of areas including:

  • Engagement with both internal and external related groups (ScienceGrrl, StemNet)
  • Advancement of HR procedures such as paternity leave/return,Work experience and outreach activities
  • Networking and presentations within WMS, university, nationally and internationally,
  • Mentoring policy and engagement


WMS Athena SWAN Submissions:

Silver Reneal Award, 2017 (to be published post award submission and results)

Silver Award, 2013

Bronze Award, 2011