Equality and inclusion

Our initiatives and the Athena SWAN Award

The school has delivered on several initiatives which are sector leading:

  • The development of a joint clinical academic pathway for early career clinical academic midwives between HEI and the NHS, the first in the UK
  • An innovative reciprocal agreement with the Regional NHS to honour Terms and Conditions for health professionals on a clinical academic career pathway
  • The development of a bespoke mentorship programme for academics who are clinically focused, which has resulted in four-fold uptake of mentorship within the School.

A number of Faculty of Medicine and Health Initiatives have been created including an Academic Development Fund to support the maintenance of academic trajectory following a period of leave, flexible working arrangements and the opportunity to purchase additional leave.  Details of the faculty initiatives can be found here.

Athena SWAN Award

In November 2017 we were delighted to receive an Athena SWAN Silver Award.  Our Athena SWAN silver submission and Action Plan can be downloaded here.