The University of Exeter Medical School is delighted to have been awarded an Athena SWAN Silver department award.
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International Women's Day celebrated across campus
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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.
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 http://soapboxscience.org/ to find out more information.