Activities and celebrating success


Long standing initiatives that we remain proud of include:

  • Our statistics are compelling for the faculty’s gender balance and the number of women employed in senior posts.
  • Evidence of long term commitment. There have been induction and training programmes for research students since 1998.
  • Inductions and Personal Development Reviews have been standard for many years for both our professional services and academics.
  • Our career pathways and development support for research active academics:
    • This begins with our First Three Years Scheme for Training and Development. There is also a pathway for early career researchers to apply for a fellowship, with the aim of equipping them to go on to securing a lectureship.
    • Academics have 5 defined pathways for academic promotion, to recognise skill sets beyond the traditional pathway for research active staff.
    • Our commitment to Promotions Roadshows, which has led to an increase in understanding of criteria and mentoring support.
  • Investment in outreach activities and real, practical support to take part.
  • Our emphasis on marketing opportunities for men in roles that are usually dominated by women. An example is targeted marketing to encourage male applicants into nursing degrees.

Dates celebrating equality, diversity, inclusion and wellbeing

  • World Menopause Day - 18 October 2022
  • Black History Month- October 2022
  • Transgender Awareness Week - 13 to 19 November 2022
  • International Day of Women and Girls in Science - 11 February 2023
  • International Women’s Day - 8 March 2023
  • International Nurses Day - 12 May 2023
  • Men’s Health Week - 12 to 18 June 2023
  • International Non-Binary People's Day - 14 July 2023

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