Gender Equality Group

The Gender Equality Group (GEG) provides a forum where all staff issues and actions concerning gender equality can be discussed and progressed.

The GEG is chaired by Professor Jane Norman (Dean of Health Sciences) and has Academic and Professional Services representation from Faculties and Divisions.

Find out more about terms of reference and the membership of the group: Gender Equality Group Terms of Reference and Membership (PDF, 390kB).

Professor Jane Norman, Chair of the Gender Equality Group and Dean of Health Sciences

GEG minutes

The Gender Equality Group was formed in November 2017 and meets every two months. Read the minutes from previous meetings:

Gender Equality Group responsibilities 

Raise awareness

Raise awareness of gender equality issues for all staff (Academic and Professional Services), highlighting points of concern and areas for action to the EDI Steering Group.

Analyse data

Analyse data and identify areas of concern in relation to gender and the intersection of gender with other factors (in particular, the intersection of gender and race). Using this, the group will attempt to develop practical solutions where necessary and monitor the impact of interventions.

Develop solutions

Help develop practical solutions to address issues of underrepresentation of women at senior levels and occupational and discipline-based segregation.

Trans inclusivity

Consider measures and actions to encourage trans inclusivity within the University.

Overview of Athena SWAN

  • Have an oversight of all departmental Athena SWAN application progress and activity, including the acquiring of annual reports from each Dean / Professional Service Lead on Athena SWAN / gender equality progress or plans
  • Take responsibility for coordinating University Athena SWAN submissions and implementation of action plans
  • Report Athena SWAN action plan progress to the EDI Steering Group
  • Support Athena SWAN activity, ensuring that momentum is maintained at school level between submissions

Events and activities

Assist in the coordination of events and activities which celebrate gender diversity at the University.





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