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Equality Challenge

The Institute of Ophthalmology is committed to pursuing the aims of the Equality Challenge Unit's Athena Swan Charter, which recognises advancement of gender equality.

The Institute was awarded a Bronze Athena SWAN Award in October 2018. This recognises our commitment to advancing women’s careers in STEMM academia. 

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The Equality Challenge Team

Meet the Equality Challenge Team members working to make the Institute of Ophthalmology better and more equality driven.

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What we do for equality

Equality Challenge initiatives at the Institute and what's in the pipeline. Events; past & present and how you can get involved.                                  

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Our role models

Shining the spotlight on inspirational role models here at the Institute of Ophthalmology.

Policies at IoO

Policies and resources

Links to UCL equality and diversity policies as well as some interesting papers and other resources surrounding equality and diversity.

It is our intention to attract and retain world-leading scientists to a gender-equal environment conducive to career progression and the generation of life-changing advances in the field of eye and vision research.

The Athena SWAN Charter was established in 2005 to encourage and recognise commitment to advancing the careers of women in STEMM employment in higher education and research.

In 2015 the charter expanded to include all people working in any academic institution, and all genders . Our team's make-up and actions have changed accordingly to include Professional Services Staff. To reflect these changes, as well as to stress our goal in challenging all inequality, the team changed its name to the Equality Challenge Team. We are working towards ensuring good practice and support for all.