About our working environment
Career re-entry funding opportunities
Supporting women in science
The Bristol Veterinary School is committed to providing a positive working environment for women.
By developing good employment practices, tackling the unequal representation of women in research, teaching and clinical posts, and improving career progression for female academics, the school is contributing to the national goal of advancing women in sectors traditionally dominated by men.
Athena SWAN Awards
The school was awarded an Athena SWAN Bronze Award in October 2015. Athena SWAN awards recognise the contribution of organisations in supporting women in science, technology, engineering, maths and medicine (STEMM).
The award recognises our efforts to ensure a positive environment for women working in science; that women are represented at all levels; that their contribution, skills and experience are recognised, and that they are retained and promoted appropriately.
Athena Swan Working group
The Athena Swan Working group now forms a sub-committee of the Vet School Equality and diversity network
Information about briefings and previous presentations can be found on our intranet pages.
For further information about SWAN, please contact Dr Ellen Brooks Pollock, School lead for Athena Swan
The women whom science forgot
How well are women represented in UK science?
Understanding unconcious bias: A short animation by The Royal Society
How can we stop unconcious bias?
Avoiding gender bias in reference writing (PDF, 1,510kB)