The University of Exeter Medical School is delighted to have been awarded an Athena SWAN Silver department award.

Inspiring stories

We asked staff to tell us what Athena SWAN means to them and how they see it in action at the University of Exeter Medical School. Their inspiring stories about their career and work-life balance are open and honest and give a real insight into their work and challenges at various career stages.

Cecilia MaƱosa Nyblon

"The opportunity to fit my part time arrangement within school hours has had a positive impact both on professional and personal levels." - Cecilia Mañosa Nyblon

Dr Vicki Goodwin

"I have the flexibility to start and finish work early which helps me have a good work-life balance." - Dr Vicki Goodwin

Dr Rachel Freathy

"Returning to work after each maternity leave was not without its challenges, but I have had extremely good support." - Dr Rachel Freathy

Dr Stephanie Bull

"Working less than full time has not been a barrier to the training opportunities that I have been offered and last year I was funded to attend the Aurora Leadership course." - Dr Stephanie Bull

Dr Sebastian Rachuba

"The University of Exeter offers excellent training programmes for early career researchers. These cover a wide range from career management to scientific and teaching support." - Dr Sebastian Rachuba