Athena SWAN updates
Update 11 (8 May 2018): NDM achieves Silver award renewal
We are absolutely delighted to announce that NDM has successfully achieved the renewal of our Silver Level Athena SWAN Award, following the submission round in November 2017. We would like to thank everyone involved in the application process and our Athena SWAN work throughout the Department. Work has already started on our Action Plan for the current Athena SWAN review period, which is from 2017-2021. You can keep up to date on our progress here.
Update 10 (1 December 2017): NDM submits for a Silver level award renewal
On the 30th November 2017 we submitted NDM’s application for a renewal of our Silver Athena SWAN level award. We would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone involved in the application process and our Athena SWAN work throughout the Department. We should hear the result of our application in around 6 months time. In the meantime, planning is taking place for the next Athena SWAN review period, looking at our targets and priorities over the coming years. We hope to be in touch soon with how you can get involved with any of our projects.
Update 9 (22 April 2015): NDM achieves Silver award
We are absolutely delighted to announce that NDM have been awarded the Athena SWAN Silver level award. We would like to thank everyone in the department for your continued support and engagement with the process. The award shows a real commitment by all to embrace the Athena SWAN principles and make a real difference. The work on the silver award action plan will continue over the next few years, and we will be aiming to resubmit our application in November 2017.
Update 8 (28 November 2014): NDM Silver award application
We are very pleased to be able to announce that the Athena SWAN application for the Silver Level Award has now been submitted. Thank you to all of you for your hard work. We wouldn’t have been able to get to this point without the support of the whole department and the enthusiastic uptake of the Athena SWAN principles and initiatives. It is anticipated that we will hear the results of our application in around 6 months time. Watch this space!
Update 7 (18 September 2014): NDM Silver award application
NDM are currently preparing a departmental Athena SWAN application for a Silver Level Award and will be submitting it in November 2014.
Update 6 (18 September 2014): Athena SWAN survey 2013
The results of the Athena SWAN 2013 staff and student survey are available to view on the ‘Working for NDM’ webpage. The results of the survey were circulated to ASSA groups for consideration of the data and identification of areas where further improvements can be made and a number of new initiatives have since been implemented.
Update 5 (02 December 2013): Athena SWAN survey 2013
The Athena SWAN 2013 survey for staff and students is now closed. Thank you to all of you who completed your questionnaires. We now begin the process of analysing the results, and building on our action plan based on your responses.
Update 4 (13 November 2013): Athena SWAN survey 2013
We will open our Athena SWAN 2013 survey for staff and students on Monday 18 November. We would encourage all staff and students to participate. Your feedback is vital in helping us to understand how our new initiatives have been received over the past 12 months, and also identify areas to build on.
Update 3 (01 October 2013): NDM Bronze award result
We are very pleased to be able to announce that we have successfully achieved the Bronze Athena SWAN award. Many thanks to all of you who took part in the process, and for all your hard work. A great result for the Department.
Update 2 (01 May 2013): NDM Bronze award application
NDM have now submitted a departmental Athena SWAN application for a Bronze Level Award. It is anticipated that we should receive the results in September of this year. As part of the application process, an action plan has been developed which highlights important areas where progress can be made, and work has commenced on meeting our key targets.
Update 1 (Pre-April 2013): NDM Application progress
NDM will submit a departmental Athena SWAN application in April 2013. Over the past number of months, NDM units have been busy setting up self-assessment groups, who are responsible for creating an action plan for change. Many of the self-assessment groups have already had their first meeting, and it is anticipated that at least 3-4 meetings will take place before the April deadline.
The NDM Staff and Student survey has closed and results are being assessed at individual unit level. Analysis of the feedback from the eight focus group meetings, which took place from mid-October to the 3rd of November is underway. This information will aid self-assessment groups with understanding current perceptions of the department in relation to a number important issues, including promotion opportunities, equality across genders, transparency of decision making and work life balance.