UCL Cancer Institute


Athena SWAN Silver Award success

10 October 2019

UCL Cancer Institute has successfully renewed its Athena SWAN Silver status in recognition of our commitment to equality, diversity and inclusion.

Advance HE membership Athena SWAN Silver Award

The CI Athena SWAN committee is delighted to announce that our recent application for an Athena SWAN Silver Award has been successful. Our renewed Silver Award status runs until April 2023.

Advance HE’s Athena SWAN Charter was established in 2005 to encourage and recognise commitment to advancing the careers of women in science, technology, engineering, maths and medicine (STEMM) employment in higher education and research.

In May 2015 the charter was expanded to recognise work undertaken in arts, humanities, social sciences, business and law (AHSSBL), and in professional and support roles, and for trans staff and students. The charter now recognises work undertaken to address gender equality more broadly, and not just barriers to progression that affect women.

The award recognises the Cancer Institute's commitment to gender equality and diversity, excellent working practices, and the inclusive culture we promote for staff and students at all levels. Importantly, it also recognises the positive impact the activities we have implemented have had on supporting, encouraging and developing the careers all members of our Institute. 

Recent initiatives and support include: 

  • Career development supplemental appraisal form
    Facilitating discussion of how to advance your career.
  • Carers fund
    Supporting work outside regular hours for those with caring responsibilities.
  • Parental leave career support fund
    Mitigating the impact of parental leave on your career.
  • Promotions workshop
    To help identify the best time to apply for promotion.
  • Mentoring programme
    Support and advice for your current role and your next career step.

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