Athena Swan in SHW


We are committed to ensuring that everyone in our community feels welcome, supported and included. Not only do we work towards gender equality, we also strive to remove barriers and create a positive environment for staff and students with disabilities, older workers, carers, the LGBTQ+ community and people from ethnic minorities. 

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SHW working groups 

Helping to foster a sense of belonging among our staff and students, and ensuring that our school is a safe, welcoming place for all, is part of the remit of the following Athena Swan working groups: 

SHW allies and champions

A number of colleagues have been appointed to represent the interests of particular groups of colleagues:

Other SHW resources, guidelines and initiatives

University of Glasgow resources 

Related SHW newsletter (HAWKEYE) articles

Jun 2022 New UofG disability initiative launches
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May 2022 BRIDGE Project  launches BPD awareness-raising art competition
May 2022 New UofG-wide group launched by IHW to support older workers
May 2022 "Unjudge someone": The Human Library comes to UofG Undergraduate Medical School
Apr 2022 "Let's talk menopause" Increasing our awareness and understanding of menopause symptoms
Feb 2022 Mental health and wellbeing of PhD students
Feb 2022 "Let's talk about race in the workplace" UofG online course recommended for all in IHW
Jan 2022 New IHW maternity and paternity champions appointed
Jan 2022 Tackling racism within UofG: introducing Equality and Diversity's Nighet Riaz
Jan 2022 Peer support for IHW staff who are carers: new initiative launches
Jan 2022 IHW dignity and work and study "bitesize" campaign launches
Oct 2021 Tell colleagues if you are learning British Sign Language (BSL)!
Oct 2021 Adding pronouns to staff web profiles
Aug 2021 IHW wellbeing of older workers toolkit launches
Aug 2021 Improving the experience of Black, Asian and minority ethnic students
Jun 2021 LGBTQ+ allyship
Jun 2021 Effective bystander online training now mandatory for IHW staff
Jun 2021 I thought everyone had heard of sandwich caring
May 2021 IHW is a welcoming, friendly and supportive place to work – but here's how we can do better
Apr 2021 IHW welcome new ethnicity champion
Jan 2021 I thought love could not be a thing in this world 
Jan 2021 Holocaust Memorial Day and LGBTQ+ History Month 
Nov 2020 Studying for a PhD later in life 
Nov 2020 Why is World AIDS Day important? 
Nov 2020 Make your Christmas dinner table deaf-friendly 
Nov 2020 WOW (Wellbeing for Older Workers) toolkit: any questions?  
Oct 2020 What's it like to live and work with an invisible disability? A poster campaign 
Sep 2020 Who am I (work edition)? 
Aug 2020 Inclusiveness/accessibility in emails for British Sign Language users 
Jul 2020 In that moment I suddenly felt like I too could not breathe 
Jul 2020 It is unfair. It is wrong. It is heartbreaking. It hurts. 
Jul 2020 Black student and academics don't need performative allyship, we need change 
Jul 2020 The slave trade isn't history. It's still all around us.  
May 2020 I'm not sure of this world I'm working in 
Feb 2020 IHW launches British Sign Language cafés 
Nov 2019 Making neurodiversity work: reporting back from neurodiversity in the workplace event 
Sep 2019 IHW students help develop university-wide mental health anti-stigma campaign 
Aug 2019 Be the difference: reporting back from LGBT+ event 
Jul 2019 LGBT+ pin badges available to IHW staff and students