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Athena SWAN

The Athena SWAN Charter was established by the Equality Challenge Unit to recognise commitment to advancing the careers of women in science, technology, engineering, maths and medicine (STEMM) employment in higher education and research. The Charter has since been expanded to cover additional disciplines and addresses gender equality more broadly. 

In 2014, the UCL Cancer Institute successfully achieved a Silver Athena SWAN Award. The Award recognises the good practice and progress we have made in advancing the careers of women in science.

Faculty of Medical Sciences Professional Services Conference

Wednesday 23 November 9:00am-12:30pm

A half day of informative talks and sessions aimed at personal development. These are geared towards ALL professional services staff across the Faculty, and represents our commitment to support you in your critical role in delivering the Faculty’s strategy for academic excellence. The event offers a great chance to network, find out what’s happening across the Faculty and learn new things. 

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UCL Athena SWAN Fact Sheets  

Athena SWAN factsheet

UCL Equalities, Diversity and Inclusion Team have produced a range of fact sheets covering key information for UCL staff. There are seven fact sheets in total: 

Fact sheet 1 - Career Development
Fact sheet 2 - Support for Early Career Researchers
Fact sheet 3 - Recruitment
Fact sheet 4 - Support for Students and Student Recruitment
Fact sheet 5 - Flexible Working and Support for Parents and Carers
Fact sheet 6 - Culture
Fact sheet 7 - The Athena SWAN Process and Data


UCL Cancer Institute Mentoring Scheme 

To all female academics at postdoctoral or junior group leader level

  • Do you wish to further develop your career objectives?
  • Do you need some assistance in identifying your short and long-term career goals?
  • Do you feel that you need some advice on career-related issues or obstacles?

If yes, then find out how to join the UCL Cancer Institute mentoring programme, by contacting either Professor Paolo Salomoni (p.salomoni@ucl.ac.uk) or Dr Vessela Vassileva (v.vassileva@ucl.ac.uk)


Athena SWAN newsletter

Catch up on the latest UCL Cancer Institute Athena SWAN news, including an introduction from new Athena SWAN lead, Professor Paolo Salomoni, and current Institute initiatives. View April 2016 newsletter