Athena SWAN Seminar Series

Swansea University Medical School was the first department within the University to achieve an Equality Challenge Unit (ECU) Athena SWAN Charter Silver award.

The Athena SWAN Seminar Series aims to provide opportunities for all academic, professional and support staff and students at the Medical School to network informally whilst hearing from inspirational speakers and learning more about University perks, policies and procedures.

Sessions will run monthly on a Wednesday afternoon in ILS1 with a varied programme of workshops and guest lectures covering areas relating to career progression (e.g. promotions, mentoring, CV workshops), University policies (e.g. flexible working & family friendly policies) and work-life skills (e.g. assertiveness, confidence building, life coaching).

All staff and students are welcome, regardless of grade or position.

Next Seminar

International Women's Day

Wednesday 7th March 2018


Seminar Room 1, Institute of Life Science

Lunch provided


Guest Speaker: Professor Sara Mole

Professor of Molecular Cell Biology, ICH Genetics & Genomic Medicine Programme, UCL GOS Institute of Child Health, Faculty of Population Health Sciences

Professor Mole is interested in disease caused by genetic changes and how study of these mutations and their effects can reveal important and complex aspects of cell biology that may otherwise be beyond current appreciation. Her group make use of model systems.

Professor Mole will talk about her research strategy past and present and as part of her role as UCL Provost’s Envoy for Gender Equality reflect on gender related challenges in STEMM and highlight her Department’s recent Athena SWAN Gold award.