Athena SWAN for Nursing and Midwifery, and Allied Health Professions

The Departments of Nursing and Midwifery and Allied Health Professions have been jointly awarded with an Athena SWAN Bronze award, recognising our support of gender equality.

Please note: Both departments are now part of the School of Health and Social Wellbeing. Athena SWAN will continue in the new School.

Bronze Athena SWAN award

Athena SWAN Bronze award logoThe Athena SWAN Charter recognises commitment to the advancement of gender equality in academia, including professional and support roles. The Departments of Nursing and Midwifery and Allied Health Professions successfully achieved a joint Bronze Athena SWAN award in November 2014 and renewed it in 2018 under the post-May criteria. It acknowledges our commitment and efforts to promote gender equality.

The departments continue to work to improve gender representation and inclusive practices to support the advancement of students and staff within healthcare education and practice.

Joint Departmental Inclusivity Team for Athena SWAN

The joint Nursing, Midwifery and Allied Health Professions Inclusivity Team for Athena SWAN meets up to six times per year.

The Self-Assessment Team undertakes activities relating to its implementation plan, raising awareness of the Charter among students and staff, and conducting consultation gauging staff perspectives around the culture and the processes of the departments.

To find out more about the activities of the team, you can contact the current Athena SWAN lead, Dr Mary Cramp at

Equality and diversity at UWE Bristol

The Equality, Diversity and Inclusivity Team provides professional support and advice on equality and diversity for both staff and students.

UWE Bristol offers a number of mentoring schemes including the Equality and Diversity Mentoring Scheme and the Women Researchers Mentoring Scheme.

The University also has a Carer's Leave Policy, a Flexible Working Policy and Procedure, and a range of other useful policies, which can be found via Human Resources.

External resources

The following links provide a vast range of resources for considering equality issues in science, technology, engineering maths and medicine (STEMM):

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