MRC Centre for Reproductive Health
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Athena Swan

The Centre for Reproductive Health as part of the Edinburgh Clinical Medical School (ECMS) holds an Athena SWAN Silver Award.

Supporting women in science, engineering and technology, and in the arts, humanities, social sciences, business and law, and in professional and support roles, and for trans staff and students.

Edinburgh is one of 132 universities and research institutes which are members of the SWAN Charter. There areĀ 483 award holding universities and departments

The Charter was developed in 2005 andĀ open to any university or research institute which is committed to the advancement and promotion of the careers of women in science, engineering and technology mathematics and medicine (STEMM) ) in higher education and research.

In May 2015 the charter was expanded to recognise work undertaken in arts, humanities, social sciences, business and law (AHSSBL), and in professional and support roles, and for trans staff and students. The charter now recognises work undertaken to address gender equality more broadly, and not just barriers to progression that affect women.

Membership of the Charter can help HEIs fulfil their gender duty commitments, work towards sustaining equitable working environments and enable them to identify themselves as employers of choice, not only to their staff, but to students, funders, research councils and industry.

View the Equality and Diversity University of Edinburgh website on the Athena SWAN awards