Equality, Diversity and Inclusion
Athena SWAN ECU Gender Charter
Established in 2005 to encourage and recognise the commitment of higher education institutions to advancing the careers of women in science, technology, engineering, maths and medicine (STEMM).In 2011, the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) announced that they would only expect to shortlist medical schools for biomedical research centre and unit (BRC/BRU) funding in 2016, if the school holds a Silver Athena SWAN Award.
In May 2015 the Athena Swan Charter was expanded to address gender equality more broadly, and not just barriers to progression that affect women.
We have won an Athena SWAN Silver Award for our continuing work to promote equal opportunities. The award promotes sustained progress towards achieving gender equality.
Below you can find a list of useful links grouped by topic.
UCLs Equalities and Diversity Strategy
Training, support and funding opportunities for Women and parents and carers at UCL: view here
UCL staff guidance on supporting working parents and carers: view UCL web site to download the current policy.
Policies at UCL
Funding for Women in Science
Networks for Women in Science
Women in science Nature Special
Women in science EMBO policy
International association of women in science.
European platform of women scientists.
European association for women in science engineering and technology
Mums in science
eLIFE: Point of view: What does it take to recruit and retain senior women faculty?read here
Networks for LGBTQ+ staff and students
LGBT+ Equality resources
Mentoring and Coaching
Training and Development
Training for Women
For Early Career Researchers
Your career, your future
Taking control of your career
Leadership in Action is a three-day intensive experiential leadership programme designed to prepare early career researchers for leadership in their chosen research field and which will also place them in good stead to show leadership within the wider community.