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St George’s, University of London previously held an institutional Bronze Athena SWAN Award. In May 2018, we were awarded the coveted institutional Silver Award – one of only 17 universities in the UK.

The Silver Award is a fantastic team effort. It represents a step change, recognising a significant record of activity, progress and impact in ensuring gender equality, developing solution to challenges and implementing actions to achieve impact across the full range of its work and activities.

Key progress and impact include:

  • reduced the pay gap between female and male staff from 24% to 16%

  • increased the proportion of female professors from 18% to 31%

  • broadened the range of leadership development opportunities available for staff

  • improved the gender balance in decision-marking committees from 37% to 52%

  • increased the proportion of female clinical academic trainees from 0% to 63%

  • increased the proportion of female postgraduate research students from 49% to 58%.

The award reflects everyone’s work in promoting equality and ensuring that St George’s is a place where everyone can thrive. It provides a springboard on which to continue our work as we implement our ambitious, but vital, Athena SWAN action plan.

If you would like to read more about our Silver Award submission or action plan, please contact Vanessa Ho.

Life at St George’s

St George’s launched “THRIVE”, a campaign that highlights some of the stories of our people via a series of podcasts. Professor Deborah Bowman, Deputy Principal for Institutional Affairs, interviews St George’s people about a variety of topics, including work-life balance, career progression and overcoming mistakes, and the importance of being respected and valued for who you are at work.

Learn more about THRIVE here.

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