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First C4ME Staff Development Day

Posted on 17 December 2018 by Paul Brennan

Over a year ago, the idea of an INSET day was suggested for the Centre for Medical Education. It was part of the School of Medicine Athena SWAN application. The […]

Athena SWAN – my first step in inclusive diversity

Posted on 21 June 2018 by Paul Brennan

The opportunity to reflect is an essential part of improvement. Only when we look at where we are - assess our strengths and weaknesses - can we try to take […]

Equality & Diversity Summer Reading

Posted on 15 July 2016 by Paul Brennan

For me, summer delights include freshly picked fruit and some time to read. Over the last six months, I've been organising various equality and diversity events. Here some of the interesting […]

Is your University prepared for the new Athena SWAN Charter?

Posted on 9 June 2016 by Paul Brennan

Last week, I had the privilege of sitting on an Athena SWAN Assessment panel at the Equality Challenge Unit. The applicants were for an Award under the new Athena SWAN […]

Athena SWAN CALL TO ACTION

Athena SWAN CALL TO ACTION

Posted on 5 October 2015 by Paul Brennan

I have been asked to speak at a new Cardiff University - 'Inspired by...' Seminar Programme. For more details you need access to the Cardiff University intranet. The programme is here. It includes […]

What Cardiff University Schools have Athena SWAN Awards?

Posted on 16 April 2015 by Paul Brennan

In order to find out how Athena SWAN is represented in Cardiff University, I have done a small survey of websites within the University. Here's a list of who has […]

Being proud of your Athena SWAN Action Plan…

Posted on 6 March 2015 by Paul Brennan

I've been thinking a lot of about Athena SWAN Action Plans. Action Plans are often the last part of an Athena SWAN application and sometimes we're in a bit rush as […]

Things to consider for your Athena SWAN Action Plan….

Posted on 23 October 2014 by Paul Brennan

For I while I thought, probably arrogantly, that getting an Athena SWAN Bronze Award shouldn't be that difficult. I think it depends on just two things: An honest appraisal of […]

Why I’m an Athena SWAN panelist…

Posted on 24 March 2014 by Paul Brennan

In February, I participated as an Athena SWAN panelist for the third time. I left my wife and children early in the morning, missed the school run and headed off […]