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What we are doing


Organisation and culture

The Psychology Department is a supportive place and a sense of community for both staff and students is fostered in a number of ways:



Professioral presentationsProfessorial presentations 2019

Career development

Celebrating promotion success in 2022. Congratulations to:

Gitit Kadar-Satat and Luke Hodson - Assistant Professors on a teaching focused pathway

Claudie Fox and Elisabeth Blagrove - Associate Professor on a teaching focused pathway

Alice Mason – Assistant Professor on a research focused pathway

Adrian von Mühlenen - Reader

Find out about the ways we seek to support our staff progress their careers and achieve their goals.

- Psychology Research Skills Development Programme

- SPRINT programme

Personal Development Programme for Female Students (UG and PG programmes available)


Flexible working and career break support

We support both formal and informal flexible working arrangements to accommodate staff work-life balance. Learn more about:

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RA informal mentor Informal RA Mentor pioneer Leone Buckle

Support for new starters

  • Informal mentor scheme for new Researchers. Informal buddy to help make informal contacts in the research community *New 2020*

Support from Psychology:

NEC outreach 2019Outreach event at the NEC, Birmingham promoting engagement in the work of the Psychology Baby Lab 2019

Public engagement and outreach

Our staff and students are actively engaged in a diverse range of outreach and engagement activities with local schools and the public, increasing interest and activity in STEMM areas. Learn about:

  • Engaging young people
  • Community engagement
  • Providing work experience

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Health and wellbeing

The health and wellbeing of our staff and students is a priority, with regular wellbeing activities taking place on site. Find out more about:

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2020 Feb AS networking lunch


All our events are promoted on the Events page of the website.

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Next steps

We're proud of our Athena SWAN achievements so far but are committed to doing more. Find out about what we've got planned by looking at our Action Plan (coming soon).

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Staff and student information and resources

More information about our Athena SWAN activities is available for staff and students here.

Get involved.

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  • BPS Psychology of Women and Equalities UG and PG student prizes.
    Nominate dissertations of students who submitted within 3 years. Details here.

    POWES particularly welcomes applications from the following groups of people who are often under-represented: Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic people, people with disabilities and people who identify as LGBTQ+ (deadline 15 April 2022)

July 2020
April 2020
  • Maternity/paternity/parental and adoption leave Focus Group

Postponed due to Covid-19 lockdown:

  • PSS Focus Group event
  • EYCF Focus Group event
March 2020

3 Qualtrics Athena SWAN surveys for:

  • Academic, teaching and research staff
  • PhD students
  • Professional and Support staff

Early Years Professional Development event for EYCF and PhDs with mentoring from newly recruited academics including tips on successful interview techniques, career progression.

February 2020

Athena SWAN Networking event for the University organised by the Department in collaboration with the EDandI team. Speakers from Warwick Medical School and Queen's University Belfast.

Feb 2020 AS networking lunch

November 2020

Nottingham University Psychology Department hosted a Midlands AS Psychology network with Warwick, Nottingham Trent, Birmingham and Aston

Also of interest:

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