School of Medical Education

Equality & Fairness

Equality and Fairness

We’re committed to providing a good working environment for staff. We aspire to follow the main guidelines of the Athena SWAN Charter, advocating equality and diversity for all members.

The Athena SWAN (Scientific Women’s Academic Network) Charter recognises the commitment of academic institutions - science, technology, engineering, maths and medicine (STEMM) departments in particular - to address gender inequalities and ensure women are equally represented in these subjects.

Newcastle University is the holder of a Silver Institutional Athena SWAN Award. This national award recognises the work Newcastle University has done at an institutional level to implement good employment practice and the promotion of women working in STEMM subjects.

Find out about Athena SWAN activity at Newcastle University.

The School of Medical Education was awarded the Bronze Department Athena SWAN Award in April 2015.

Our Self Assessment Team (SAT) is using quantitative and qualitative data to identify existing good practice in the School and to pinpoint particular challenges that will form the basis of its action plan. The SAT team has been meeting regularly since October 2013 and reports to the School Executive Group on a monthly basis.