College of Medicine & Veterinary Medicine

Athena SWAN

The College is active in implementing and promoting career development and a good working culture for all staff, both of which are central to the Athena SWAN charter mark.

Athena Swan researcher

The College of Medicine and Veterinary Medicine is active in implementing and promoting career development and a good working culture for all staff, both of which are central to the Athena SWAN charter mark.

The College currently holds four Athena SWAN awards and our schools have active Athena SWAN teams working towards their next awards.

Edinburgh Medical School: Biomedical Sciences - Bronze

Edinburgh Medical School: Clinical Sciences & Molecular, Genetic and Population Health Sciences (joint application) - Silver

The Roslin Institute - Gold

Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies - Silver

 

What is Athena SWAN?

Athena SWAN is a national scheme that recognises commitment to advancing women's careers in STEMM (science, technology, engineering, math, medicine and dentistry) in higher education and research. To address gender inequalities requires commitment and action from everyone, at all levels of the organisation.

 

Athena SWAN at the University of Edinburgh

Athena SWAN Charter Mark (Equality Challenge Unit)

Family Friendly Policies

The University of Edinburgh has a range of Family Friendly policies aimed at helping staff to achieve a healthy work/life balance.See the below links for more information about the family friendly policies which you can benefit from as an employee of the University of Edinburgh.

A summary of Family Friendly policies

Parent Buddy Scheme

We know it can be helpful for new parents to learn more about the experiences of other parents who have already gone through maternity, paternity, adoption or shared parental leave processes.  For that reason the College has set up a parent buddy scheme for new parents to link with other parents so that they can gain informal tips and guidance about how policies and processes can work in practice. 

Find out more about the Parent Buddy Scheme here