School of Health Sciences

Athena SWAN

The school is committed to becoming an exemplar for fairness and equality of opportunity for all. This is exemplified by our successful bid for Athena Swan Silver Status and our endeavour to roll out best practice to all staff and student groups. Download a copy of the school's Athena SWAN silver application.

The Athena SWAN Charter was initially developed in order to celebrate good employment practice for women working in science, technology and engineering (STEMM) in higher education and research. In 2015 the Charter was expanded to recognise work undertaken in arts, humanities, social sciences, business and law (AHSSBL), and in professional and support roles, and for trans staff and students. It now recognises work undertaken to address gender equality more broadly, and not just barriers to progression that affect women.

In 2018, the School of Health Sciences were delighted to have won a national award for its commitment to advance the careers of women academics and to promote equality and diversity. 


  • Monitoring of outreach activities and their impact
  • Implementing coaching and shadowing opportunities to all staff
  • Reviewing the impact of a flexible working policy
  • Reviewing WLP based on grade and gender
  • Review recruitment and selection processes for students and staff
Athena Swan is no longer just about women, but about promoting equality of opportunity for all.

David Charnock
Athena Swan Lead


More information 

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School of Health Sciences

B236, Medical School
Queen's Medical Centre
Nottingham, NG7 2HA

telephone: +44 (0)115 95 15559