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Equality, Diversity & Inclusivity (including Athena SWAN)


Our action plan

Find our more about the equality action plan at the University of Southampton and how it could impact you.

Policies lab setting


Our policies reflect the commitment to equality within the department and wider university.

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Welcome to the Faculty of Medicine Equality, Diversity & Inclusivity (including Athena SWAN) homepage.

We are proud to announce that we have achieved the Athena SWAN Silver Award.

This site contains information about our initiatives in promoting equality across the Faculty for all staff and students. This initiative is coordinated through the Athena SWAN Self Assessment Team.


Mentoring and Coaching

Mentoring and training

'All staff and post-doctoral researchers within the Faculty of Medicine are offered the opportunity to have a mentor.



Athena Swan Silver award holder and other WISE awards.


Who's who

Meet our Athena SWAN committee members.

Visit from NTDC

View a video of a visit from the National Technician Development Centre for Higher Education

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Professor Diana Eccles
Professor Diana Eccles, Dean of Medicine, Professor of Cancer Genetics

"As a former Chair of the Faculty of Medicine Athena SWAN Self-Assessment Team, and current Chair of the University Athena SWAN Self-Assessment Team, I am very committed to doing all that I can to promote equality and diversity within Medicine. In my current role as Dean, I will work with the SAT to recognise and remove barriers to progression and gender equality and to champion diversity across the Faculty. The experiences from Medicine will continue to serve as exemplars to the wider University community."

Photo of Iain Cameron - former Dean of Medicine
We were delighted to receive our Athena SWAN Silver Award in 2015, recognising the dedication of our Self-Assessment Team and of colleagues across the Faculty.


Success has no gender

Medicine at Southampton is fully committed to the Athena SWAN Charter that recognises a commitment to addressing gender inequalities. Our involvement in the Athena Swan project is to improve career progression for female academics in science, engineering and technology disciplines in higher education and research in Southampton Medicine. The project aims to tackle an uneven representation of women in science and as a result achieve a significant increase in the number of women recruited to top posts. Southampton Medicine was delighted to be awarded a Silver Athena SWAN award in April 2015 in recognition of our continued efforts to support the career aspirations of female medical scientists. Medicine has been actively engaged with Athena SWAN for a number of years both by supporting the University's Bronze applications and through STEM activities.

Athena Swan Charter

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