Posted on Tuesday 6th May 2014
The College of Medical and Dental Sciences has achieved a Silver Athena Swan Award, recognising excellence in women's employment in science, technology, engineering, maths and medicine (STEMM) in higher education.
The College was one of thirteen Departments across a number of Higher Education Institutions to receive the Silver Award. This builds on the Bronze Award that the College received in 2013.
Dr Una Martin, College Lead on the Women in Academic Medicine and Science initiative (WAMS), said “The work of the Women in Academic Medicine and Science has resulted in a sustained, measurable and progressive change in the culture of the College of Medical and Dental Sciences over the last few years. We are delighted that this has been recognised by an Athena SWAN Silver award. We believe that the changes brought about by the Athena SWAN initiatives has improved life in the College for everyone and we look forward to delivering and developing the objectives set out in our Action Plan, in line with the University’s Advancing Equality and Employment Initiative.”