Athena SWAN News & Events

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My Family Care

My Family Care is the UK's leading provider of family-friendly benefits offering a range of services to help employers support their working parents and carers. My Family Care is a benefit the University now provides for all employees, offering access to emergency back-up childcare and adultcare, a 'speak to an expert' phone line and a wide range of guides and webinars through a [...]

June 13th, 2017|

Collaborative Careers Event

NDM and the Department of Statistics are holding a Collaborative Careers Event on Thursday 15th June 2017, from 1pm until 6pm, at the Department of Statistics, 24-29 St Giles, Oxford. A complementary buffet lunch will start the event, with a drinks reception and an opportunity to network at the end. This event will provide the opportunity to hear from a unique set of people who will [...]

June 6th, 2017|

Researchers’ Toolkit

We are very pleased to announce that the Medical Sciences Division have launched their new Researchers’ Toolkit ( - a set of new webpages bringing together information about divisional and central resources and support services, organised for easy browsing, and including a useful A-Z list.  

May 9th, 2017|

Careers Conference for Researchers

Wednesday 21st June, 9.30 - 16.00, Careers Service, 56 Banbury Road. The aim of this one-day conference is to build researchers’ understanding of trends in key employment sectors, the skills and aptitudes sought in each and the steps involved in transitioning from academia, or into different interfaces between academia, applied and/or policy work. We will hear from employees who moved from a DPhil or [...]

April 18th, 2017|

Women of Achievement

The Women of Achievement series is wholly dedicated to female speakers. It is intended to showcase the enormous range of women's careers and raise the profile of women of high achievement in order to increase the range of role models accessible to challenge and inspire women both at Oxford and outside. The lecture series is funded by the Vice Chancellor's Diversity Fund.

April 18th, 2017|

Athena SWAN research paper

A new study from Oxford contributes to the emerging literature on gender equality award schemes. The study suggests that Athena SWAN has a positive impact in advancing gender equality, but there may be limits to how much it can improve gender equality without wider institutional and societal changes. The findings provide a valuable starting point to investigate further the impact of Athena SWAN [...]

March 14th, 2017|