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

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Achievements and statistics

The Medical School launched its staff mentoring scheme in 2016. To find out more about the scheme visit the intranet page (staff access only). 

Within the Medical School, 98.7% of staff have completed Equality & Diversity training (figures from May 2016).

Following a consultation in 2014, staff core hours were set as 10am - 4pm. All meetings and committees aim to be held between these times to help with parent and carer responsibilities. A consultation of these hours took place in 2016, with 225 respondents agreeing that core hours helped them to achieve a work-life balance.

An Athena SWAN staff survey conducted in November 2015 showed that 75.2% of staff make use of flexible working practices. Read more about the flexible working practices available here.

UEMS has funded 12 attendees since 2013/14 on the 'Aurora' Leadership training programme, which aims to develop and progress the careers of female academics.

Athena SWAN Working Group members have been contributing to the recruitment of the Medical School's new Pro-Vice Chancellor. As part of this, the recruitment agency has been briefed on Equality & Diversity best practices.
Within the Medical School, 84.4% of managers have completed Recruitment & Selection training (figures from May 2016).

A 'Student Equality & Diversity Committee' has been set up to help discover and address Equality & Diversity issues within the student body. A student Equality & Diversity survey was sent out in May 2016.

Equality & Diversity questions have been added to the annual monitoring survey of PGRs. Following a successful pilot in 2015, these questions will remain in the survey for future years.

Laura Hollands was awarded the Quintiles Women in Science Prize 2017. The prize was previously awarded to BMBS student Praveena Deekondain 2016, and Medical Sciences student Eleanor White in 2015.

 Gender Statistics:

Undergraduate Medical School students gender split: 

Year % Female % Male
2012/13 52% 48%
2013/14 53% 47%
2014/15 57% 43%
2015/16 57% 43%
2016/17 60% 40%

Medical School staff gender split: 

Year % Female % Male
2012/13 54% 46%
2013/14 57% 43%
2014/15 58% 42%
2015/16 58% 42%
2016/17 58% 42%

Medical School academic career pipeline