Department for Health: Equality & Diversity

Documenting our journey towards equal opportunities

Latest posts

  • Actions Speak Louder than Words

    The process of applying for the Bronze Athena Swan award provided us with an opportunity to identify key areas where we would like to see change within our department. On the surface, these can be interpreted as actions exclusively orientated...

  • Department for Health Receive Bronze Athena SWAN Award!

    We did it! Many congratulations to all involved in helping to create equity across the department. Our efforts have been acknowledged by Athena Swan who earlier this year presented us with a bronze award. Our application for the award was...

  • How are other universities creating change?

    In UK, the Athena SWAN initiative provides the framework for action on gender equity. We thought it might also be useful to have a look at what universities in other countries are doing to create change. Recently I met with...

  • New Athena SWAN charter

    With the release of the new Athena SWAN charter and application guidelines, we have adjusted our processes to accommodate the changes. Health will be the first department in the university to apply under the new framework. Outlined below are the...

  • 29th April 2015: Exeter's Sport and Health Athena SWAN lead visits Bath

    We are delighted to welcome A/Professor Joanna Bowtell - chair of Exeter’s Sport and Health Sciences Athena SWAN Department Self-Assessment Team (DSAT) - to the Department. Jo will be sharing insights from Exeter's recent success in gaining a Silver Athena...

  • 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...