This section lists some of the support and information available on careers, development and promotion provided by the University, as well as what is available locally within the College and our School.

University Resources



Equality, diversity and work-life balance

Health & wellbeing 


Personal and professional development

Networking & mentoring

College Support

  • MVLS offers several funding opportunities that can be accessed by staff to assist with support and career progression, including:
      • Network and Event Fund
      • Academic Returners Support Fund
      • Carer's Conference Fund

For more information regarding these opportunities, click here, or browse the MVLS Academic Returners and Research Support - Policy and Framework, which was recently agreed by the College Management Group. For those wishing to apply, please use the MVLS Academic Returners and Research Support - Application Form

  • Access information about the Colleges of MVLS and Sciences and Engineering Athena SWAN Mentoring Pilot Scheme here [pdf]
  • For enquiries please contact the College HR team here

Local Information & Support

A dedicated staff moodle page with opportunities, events and a record of minutes part_time_carer_group


Support Groups

  • A postgraduate student support group - contact Ms Wesam Alyahya ( or student rep for the School Ms Susana Palma ( )
  • part-time and maternity/adoption leave staff meeting group - contact Dr Catherine Hankey (
  • To join the School of Medicine's Carers Group online forum (Yammer), request here


Working Groups

  • An Athena SWAN Wellbeing group
  • An Athena SWAN Mentoring working group - contact Dr Emilie Combet (
  • An Athena SWAN Carers Group - contact Dr Lindsey Pope ( 


Townhall Meetings 

Townhall meetings are now recorded on Echo360 - this means that staff who could not attend can listen to and watch meetings retrospectively. Please follow links below for recordings:

Wednesday 8th May (2-4pm)

  • Prof Matthew Walters (Head of SoMD&N) - Welcome
  • Mr Craig Chapman-Smith (Director of Programme Delivery) & Ms Karen Christoforou (Change & Engagement Lead) - on the University's World Changing Glasgow vision
  • Mrs Sandra Small (SUERC Research Technician) - on the University's Respect Network
  • Dr Neill Croll (Acting Head of Widening Participation) - on Widening Participation activities across SoMD&N

External Resources