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Athena SWAN

The School of Life Sciences is delighted to announce that it achieved the Silver Athena SWAN Charter Mark in the 2018 submission round.

The 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.
It was expanded in May 2015 to include the Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences with a broadened remit to include consideration of professional and support roles, of trans staff and students and in recognising gender equality more widely.
"Athena SWAN is a central component of our culture and working practice and we continue to champion the development of a science department that provides collegiality and transparency to ensure equal opportunities for all".
Head of School, Professor Lorenzo Frigerio

For further information on Athena SWAN within Life Sciences or for any comments, please contact

The School of Life Sciences has been recognised for its commitment to Athena SWAN in the achievement of a Silver award in the 2018 submission round.
The School will receive this award in the December ceremony.


Professor Laura Green and Dr Rebecca Freeman (from the Life Sciences committee) receiving the Athena SWAN Bronze Award in Edinburgh on 6 June 2014.

Athena SWAN Committee members

Work Life Balance, Mental Health and Well-Being - 5 July 2018

SLS Athena SWAN event 2018On Thursday 5 July 2018 the School of Life Sciences Athena SWAN committee hosted a Work Life Balance and Wellbeing event at the Medical Teaching Centre on Gibbet Hill campus. The event was free and open to all staff and students. More information
 Event flyer (pdf)