The School of Health Sciences is committed to gender equality and holds a Bronze Athena Swan award in recognition of its commitment to improve gender equality.
Athena SWAN charter
City is committed to equality, diversity and inclusion as detailed in its strategy launched in 2020.
As part of this commitment the School of Health Sciences (SHS) is dedicated to progressing the Athena SWAN charter framework.
The charter was established by Advance HE in 2005. You can read more about the charter on the Advance HE website.
The School was awarded a Bronze award in 2018 in recognition of its commitment to improve gender equality.
The School was commended for its actions relating to maternity/parental leave, its work on promotions, and its flexible working pilot for Professional Staff.
Particular areas of focus for the School going forward were identified as:
- monitoring workload for gender bias and
- conducting and analysing exit interview data.
The School will next renew their Athena SWAN award in 2023.
The School’s Athena Swan work is currently led by Michelle Ellis, Associate Dean for Culture, Equality and Engagement.