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Find out information about gender equality at Queen Mary University London


Congratulations to the School of Politics and International Relations who were successful in achieving a Bronze Award in the Trial of the Gender Equality Mark in April 2014.

QMUL renewed its Athena SWAN bronze award in November 2013.
All Science & Engineering and Medicine & Dentistry have achieved an Athena SWAN award.

Mentoring Scheme for Women 

Please visit the Mentoring Scheme for Women page for more information.

Information for Staff

Athena SWAN

For more information about the Athena SWAN - scheme to advance women career in sciences, engineering and medicine - please visit the dedicated page  here.

WISE – Women in Science and Engineering Society:

The Women in Science and Engineering Society was set up in 2008 as an informal group of discussion/networking for Queen Mary Students and Postdocs interested in the role of female participation in science and in medicine

Women in Leadership 2015:

Please see the below links for further details about the Women in Leadership programme for 2015.

HSS Gender Equality Network

To join the network, please sign up on the SYMPA list on the ITS website:

The network is open to all and meets 2/3 times per year to discuss gender related issues in HSS.

Women at QMUL:

The project sought to explore the challenges, dilemmas and opportunities for women from different generations and different communities entering higher education for the first time and to draw parallels between different groups of women for whom the entry into education was unexpected and in some sense disruptive of wider assumptions about the social and cultural role of women 

Family friendly and leave policies:

Leave and work life balance:
Family friendly (nursery, childcare vouchers):

Breastfeeding/Expressing Milk Statement:

Staff and Students wishing to breastfeed/express milk at Queen Mary have access to appropriate facilities (on a booking basis). Please find  the statement on the top right corner.
Please contact Carol Malcolm if you have any queries.

Student representatives

The Student union has a dedicated women student liberation officer, please contact her if you have any query, would like to be involved or have any issues to raise:

Please visit the student union website for more information:


The group’s aims are to strive for gender equality on campus, as well as in the wider community. We hold events to raise awareness of the issues affecting women and to discuss the way in which we can, as a group, have influence over these.

Student Parents website

A website has been created, in partnership with the National Student Union, to provide advice and support for student parents:

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