Awards and Achievements

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    Achievements:

    • The Think Tank - a new forum for female academics and professional services staff to meet for informal discussions
    • The Faculty is supporting a Shadowing scheme for Professional Services staff to spend a day or two with someone who is in a job or functional area which they aspire to join in the future
    • Further improvements to our researcher career development support
    • Improving the quality of the Personal Development Review process, based on staff feedback
    • The continuation of mentoring and coaching schemes now open to both academic and support staff

    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 five 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