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Equality, Diversity and Inclusion

Equality, Diversity and Inclusion

We advocate equality, diversity and inclusion and provide a good working environment for our staff.

Athena SWAN recognises the commitment of academic institutions to address gender inequalities. There is particular focus on science, technology, engineering, maths and medicine (STEMM) departments.

Ensuring equality

We also work towards ensuring 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 we do at an institutional level.

We implement good employment practice and the promotion of women working in STEMM subjects. The Faculty of Medical Sciences received the Silver Athena SWAN Award in October 2018.

University policies

The University has many policies to support staff. These include:

  • equality and diversity
  • flexible working
  • recruitment and promotion
  • special leave
  • support and wellbeing