Athena SWAN

Athena SWAN

Athena SWAN Charter

The Institute of Applied Health Sciences, like the University as a whole, is made up of a wide range of people with diverse backgrounds and circumstances, which we value and regard as a great asset. As part of our continued commitment to equality and inclusion, we endeavour to create an environment where everyone can reach their full potential and have a real opportunity to participate in and contribute to our activities. 

The University of Aberdeen has been a proud member of the Athena SWAN Charter since 2011, it gained its Athena SWAN Bronze award in 2012 and bronze renewal in 2022.  The Institute of Applied Health Sciences holds its own Athena SWAN Bronze award, which was renewed in May 2022 for another five years.  The current Action Plan (submitted as part of the bronze renewal) is available here and will be colour coded regularly to illustrate progress on Actions.

The School of Medicine, Medical Sciences and Nutrition was awarded a Bronze award in Jan 2024 and the School and Institute EDI leads are now working on identifying areas of common priority and Institute differences. 

Amanda Lee and Peter Murchie receiving the Athena SWAN Bronze award