SCALE (Strategy for Changing Academic Life Environment) is an initiative designed to make the School of Medicine a flourishing working environment where all staff (academic, administrative and technical) and students reach their full potential.
A key part of our work in SCALE work involves applying for Athena SWAN awards to help advance women’s careers in science.
This work includes a review of School policies, and widespread consultation with everyone working within the school. In addition to a general working group, we have five task forces focussed on a range of topics:
Task Force 1
Work / Life balance
Task Force 5
Promoting SCALE, Athena Swan / Celebrating Achievement
Task Force 2
Promotion, Appraisal and Professional Development
Task Force 6
Nurture, Inclusion, Community & Equality (NICE)
Task Force 3
Induction / Return to work
Task Force 7
Task Force 4
Task Force 8