Medicine, Nursing and Allied Health Professions

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

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Welcome to the new members of the E&D Group

The UEMS Equality and Diversity Group would like to welcome its new members: Professional Services Co-Chair Rachel Burn, BMBS Representative Dr Vrinda Nayak, Medical Imaging Representative Dr Chris Wright, and Student Representatives Daniel Raison and Becky Bates.

Join the E&D Team at the Student Information Fair

The student information fair is taking place on Thursday 21st September. Representatives from the UEMS Equality and Diversity Group will be in attendance, offering information on equality and diversity initiatives within the Medical School and handing out gifts. Come along to see what’s on offer.

University of Exeter Medical School receives Silver Athena SWAN Award

The University of Exeter Medical School has been awarded a coverted Athena SWAN Silver departmental award, building on our success at winning Bronze in 2013.


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International Women's Day celebrated across campus

Visit our Medical School International Women's Day page to see how staff across all campuses are celebrating.

UEMS Athena SWAN Working Group Update March 2016

Download the UEMS Athena SWAN Working Group Update March 2016

International Women's Day 2016 celebrated across the South West

International Women's Day has been celebrated across the university and wider South West. A number of talks and events have been held including a lecture to students entitled 'Championing the Female Academic' by Professors Michelle Ryan and Nicky Britten, and a talk led by Mandy McBain, Client Account Manager for Stonewall. In the wider South West, the Plymouth Women in Science Conference was held on March 10th, with a number of prominent female speakers from business and academia.

Praveena Deekonda wins Quintiles Women in Science Award

Third year medical student Praveena Deekonda is celebrating winning the University of Exeter Medical School’s Quintiles Women in Science Award ahead of International Women’s Day. Praveena was presented with the award in a week where the University celebrates the outstanding achievements of its female academics, students, staff and supporters. Praveena, who moved from Toronto, Canada, to take up her place at Exeter, said she was “shocked and honoured” to win the award. “It’s great to get such positive reinforcement,” she said. “It makes me feel that I’m on the right track to an academic career, and I hope it can inspire others too.” Alongside her student workload, Praveena is a lead member of a number of organisations which mean she is developing both her skills and her interests in relation to her academic career.

Applications open to speak at Soapbox Science event

Soapbox Science is a novel public outreach platform for promoting women scientists and their research. The events transform public areas into an arena for public learning and scientific debate. Applications to speak at this year's event held in Princesshay Square in Exeter are now open. Visit to find out more information.