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Equality, Diversity and Inclusion at WMS

What is Athena SWAN?

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 employment in higher education and research.

In May 2015 the charter was expanded to recognise work undertaken in arts, humanities, social sciences, business and law, and in professional and support roles, as well as for trans staff and students. The charter now recognises work undertaken 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. Find out more.

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 sub groups focusing on specific areas such as events, communications and public engagement. The groups include both academic and administrative staff of all levels, as well as PhD students.

Data and surveys

Ensuring we take into account the opinions of a wide range of people from across the Medical School is an important part of our Athena SWAN work. We run focus groups and surveys to help with this.