Equality and inclusion

A message from the Head of School, Janet Hirst

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Janet Hirst, Head of School

"I am delighted to offer my letter of support as the incoming Head of the School of Healthcare.  As Chair of the School’s Equality and Inclusion Committee and a member of the ASWG, I have been enthusiastically involved in the development of this Athena Swan Silver application. 

A great University thrives with diverse student and staff bodies and this means proactively removing barriers to participation in study, as well as professional and academic life.  This application charts our journey towards an inclusive and supportive environment for all: our AS strategy is fully embedded into the business of the School, facilitated by governance and organisational changes to support intelligent, flexible careers, to address equality and inclusion."