Blogpost

  • Flexible Working within the Department for Health

    To create and maintain a diverse and effective workforce, we recognise that a little flexibility can sometimes make a difference in assisting staff to balance the demands of work and their personal life.  In this blog, we wanted to draw...

  • Supporting LGBT+ students within the Department for Health.

    The Equality & Diversity Committee recently welcomed Imo Lydford  - undergraduate student (Sport & Social Sciences)  and Co-Chair of the Students Union LGBT+ support group - to talk with us about supporting our LGBT+ students and promoting an inclusive culture...

  • We want to know what you think

    In April we distributed an independently administered survey to staff and students to seek feedback about issues, best practices and ideas for moving forward with the Athena SWAN action plan. The results of the survey will be independently analysed and...

  • Launching Athena SWAN in Health

    Our Department began work on achieving Athena SWAN accreditation in Autumn 2014 and on Thursday 18th December, 2014, we held a forum to launch Athena SWAN as a key priority.  35  staff members participated in round table discussions to identify the benefits...

  • Welcome to our blog

      This is the Department for Health's Athena SWAN blog page, where we will be communicating our journey towards an Athena SWAN Bronze Award to staff and students. Why are we doing it? There is an extensive body of research that demonstrates gender inequality...