Equality, diversity and inclusion in the School of Life and Medical Sciences

Athena SWAN Bronze AwardIn the School of Life and Medical Sciences, we firmly believe that promoting gender equality and establishing a fair and inclusive environment for staff and students ultimately results in improving the work and study environment for everyone, both men and women. We are committed to supporting a culture in which equality is practiced and diversity valued. We work closely with both our staff and students to ensure that we are continually researching, developing and implementing good practice to support individual success.

Meet some of our role models

How we support women in science

The School of Life and Medical Sciences first achieved the Athena SWAN Bronze award in November 2014. View our School Athena SWAN Bronze submission  (PDF - 2.55 Mb).

The Charter recognises good practice in recruiting, retaining and promoting women. It covers women in academic and research roles, but also progression of students into academia.

Athena SWAN has given us the opportunity to reflect on existing practices and prevailing cultures, acknowledge and celebrate current good practice and identify areas for improvement.

We also contribute to improving the profile of female careers in STEMM by submitting academic career profiles of colleagues from within the School of Life and Medical Science to the Academic Case Studies section of jobs.ac.uk.

Case studies on how policies and practices within the School and University support staff success in the sciences.

Support for staff case studies


See a list of Athena SWAN news from the University of Hertfordshire.

Any questions?

Contact Dr Shivani Sharma using this email if you have queries about Athena SWAN in the School of Life and Medical Sciences.