The School of Dentistry is a member of the Athena SWAN Charter and we have accepted its key principles to improve equality. The Athena SWAN Charter recognises and celebrates good employment practice for women and men. The overall aim of the Athena SWAN Charter is to recognise gender equality and ensure representation, progression and success for all members of staff.

As a School, we want to be advocates for promoting excellence, equality and inclusivity for all of our staff. We successfully achieved a silver award in October 2017, and over the next few years, we hope to deliver all the stated goals to be in a position to submit a gold application.

The School has a self assessment team and local action plan to engender a culture where equality can thrive in the academic environment.