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Athena SWAN success for Faculty of Life Sciences & Medicine

The Faculty of Life Sciences & Medicine has been granted five Athena SWAN department awards by the Equality Challenge Unit. The awards, announced today, recognise commitment to advancing women's careers in science, technology, engineering, maths and medicine in higher education.

To be successful, applicants to the charter need to undertake detailed analysis of their practices, enabling them to plan measurable action that makes a real impact.

The work of the Cardiovascular Division and the Division of Women’s Health has been recognised with a Silver department award; the Cicely Saunders Institute of Palliative Care & Rehabilitation, the Division of Asthma, Allergy & Lung Biology and the Division of Imaging Sciences & Biomedical Engineering have all achieved Bronze department awards.

Commenting on the achievements of the Faculty, Professor Sir Robert Lechler, Vice Principal (Health) said: ‘This is a proud achievement for the five Divisions in the Faculty of Life Sciences & Medicine.  Athena Swan recognition is vitally important to demonstrate to current and potential employees and students our commitment to advancing women’s careers in STEM.’

Read more about Athena SWAN awards granted to King’s today

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