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.
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.
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
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.
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.