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Warwick Medical School achieves silver Athena SWAN award


We are delighted that Warwick Medical School has achieved an Athena SWAN silver award in recognition of our commitment to ensuring inclusivity, diversity and equality of opportunity for all.

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.

At WMS we are proud to offer a range of initiatives and projects which encourage gender equality in the workplace, from mentoring and shadowing schemes to dedicated events, flexible working schemes and family spaces. You can find out more here.

Professor Sudhesh Kumar, Dean of Medicine, said: "I would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone involved in the submission, particularly our Athena SWAN co-chairs Kirstie Haywood and Paramjit Gill and the wider WMS Self-Assessment Team for managing the process so efficiently and putting together an excellent submission. Our silver award builds on the bronze we held previously and confirms our commitment to ensuring equality of opportunity for all. We will now continue working towards our goal of achieving a gold award!”