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Department of Veterinary Medicine

Cambridge Veterinary School

Athena SWAN in the Department of Veterinary Medicine



Athena SWAN is a Charter to advance women's careers ( ). Its Bronze, Silver and Gold awards celebrate good practice in recruiting, retaining and promoting women within Higher Education. The University of Cambridge holds a Silver Institutional Athena SWAN award (2014; ).

The Department of Veterinary Medicine was awarded its second Athena Swan Bronze Award in July 2017, having received its first Bronze award in September 2013. Our application can be found here (Athena SWAN). We will be taking forward our action plan with a view to achieving a Silver award in the future.

Previously, the Department had a specific Athena SWAN committee, but the remit of this committee has now expanded to cover Equality & Diversity (Committee Remit).
The Equality & Diversity committee meet regularly and run a range of events to understand the challenges the Department faces and solutions to these. Those in the department can view the minutes of our meetings here (minutes).