In April 2015 the School of Sport, Exercise and Rehabilitation Sciences received the Athena SWAN Bronze award.
The School is working towards an application for a Silver Athena Swan award reflecting equality and diversity throughout all School practices. Currently the School working group is implementing an online survey about flexible working and equality issues.
Further information is available here:
For University of Birmingham staff
The university has a mentor matching system – to enquire about finding a mentor you can use this page: https://intranet.birmingham.ac.uk/staff/development/opportunities/coaching.aspx
There are useful central training courses available to all academic staff from POD that the Athena SWAN surveys/focus groups have identified as particularly useful and relevant: on developing resilience, project management, people management and communication https://intranet.birmingham.ac.uk/staff/development/opportunities/atoz.aspx
For students (Undergraduate and Postgraduate)
Maternity/paternity/adoption leave information for students can be found in the Canvas online student handbook https://canvas.bham.ac.uk/courses/9558/pages/faqs
The School of Sport, Exercise and Rehabilitation Sciences now has a bookable breast feeding room for women expressing milk who do not have access to a private office. The room is 146a and is lockable and has a fridge available for storage.