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Athena SWAN and Equality, Diversity and Inclusion at WMS

What is Athena SWAN?

The Athena Swan Charter is a framework which is used across the globe to support and transform gender equality within higher education and research. Established in 2005 to encourage and recognise commitment to advancing the careers of women in science, technology, engineering, maths and medicine (STEMM) employment, the Charter is now being used across the globe to address gender equality more broadly, and not just barriers to progression that affect women.

What we are doing

We are proud to offer a range of initiatives and projects at Warwick Medical School which encourage gender equality in the workplace, from mentoring and shadowing schemes to dedicated events, flexible working schemes and family spaces.

Take a look at our case studies to find out how members of the WMS community have benefited from these initiatives.

How we work

Our Athena SWAN initiatives are led by our Self-Assessment Team (SAT) and supported by Athena Swan Champions in 10 working groups. The SAT and working groups include academic, clinical and administrative staff of all grades from across all of our divisions, as well as undergraduate and postgraduate students.

Involving our community

We work closely with our staff and students to make sure our Athena SWAN strategy is shaped by our whole community. Find out about some of the ways we do this.

Case studies

Athena SWAN actions have made a real difference to members of the WMS community. Take a look at our case studies to find out more.