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Athena Swan Gold Award

Athena Swan Gold Award

Queen Mary University of London’s Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry (FMD) has received an Athena Gold Swan Award, recognising its significant progression and achievements in gender equality in medicine. The FMD is one of seven faculties in the UK to receive a Gold Award.

The Athena Swan Charter is a framework which is used across the world to support and transform gender equality within higher education (HE) and research. It was established in 2005 to help remove barriers faced by women in science, technology, engineering, maths and medicine. The initiative has since grown to tackle gender inequality more broadly across the world.

The Faculty has held a Silver Award since 2011. To receive the Gold Award, the Faculty went through a rigorous application process based on demonstration of longitudinal metrics, as well as on evidence that they have fulfilled the actions in the 2018 action plan. An independent panel of Equality, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) experts felt that the Faculty has demonstrated ‘highly significant’ progress over the five-year assessment period.

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