The SGUL Athena Swan society is a society which recognises and promotes women in medicine and science. Our aim is to inspire the next generation of doctors and scientists using the wisdom and knowledge of the people that are currently at the top of their fields. We have events regularly throughout the year consisting of talks by clinicians and experts, with opportunities for networking, Q&As and discussions. We also run conferences including our sold out STEM Conference in 2018.
While our events are often more focused on the achievements of women in our field, we welcome everyone (regardless of gender) at our events as we believe everyone can be inspired and learn a lot from our amazing speakers! Our committee is made up of enthusiastic and friendly students who are passionate about our society and welcome new members and any suggestions for future events. To keep up to date with us and all our events, make sure you join our Facebook page.
So, if you like inspirational talks, drinks and nibbles, and the opportunity to network with speakers and other like-minded students, we can't wait to see you at our next event!
Facebook: St George’s Athena SWAN Student Network, link: https://www.facebook.com/groups/1636761613245035/
Instagram: athenaswansgul, link: https://www.instagram.com/athenaswansgul/
We have a variety of events scattered throughout the year, so join our facebook page so you never miss out!
ACHIVEMENTS IN THE LAST ACADEMIC YEAR
- STEM Conference- Our sold-out conference had some of the UK’s leading speakers from fields including global health, medical technology, expedition medicine and research. We also had a poster competition to give our attendees a chance to win prizes and boost their CVs.
- Diversity in the NHS event- With amazing speakers of varied backgrounds who have overcome significant challenges and beaten the odds
- Women in medicine and surgery event- Giving students a chance to get personalised tips and advice from doctors from a wide range of specialties. Also a great opportunity for networking!
- Collaborations with other societies such as SGUL Pharmacological society and SGUL Paediatric society