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.

Find out about Equality and Diversity in the Faculty of Medical Sciences and have a look at the FMS diversity blog.

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.

The Faculty of Medical Sciences was awarded the Silver Athena SWAN Award in October 2018 .

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.

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