The Athena Swan Student Network recognises and promotes the achievements of women in medicine and science. Our aim is to inspire the next generation of doctors and scientists using the wisdom and knowledge of the medical professionals that are currently at the top of their fields. We hold events regularly throughout the year including conferences, talks featuring clinicians and experts, Q&As and discussions and social networking events.
Whilst 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 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.
STEM Conference This hugely successful conference was supported by some of the UK’s leading speakers in the fields of global health, medical technology, expedition medicine and research. Attendees also had an opportunity to take part in a poster competition which gave them the chance to win prizes and boost their CVs.
Diversity in the NHS An inspiring event in which speakers from varied backgrounds talked about their experiences overcoming significant challenges and beating the odds to achieve their career aims.
Women in Medicine and Surgery This event enabled students to obtain personalised tips and advice from doctors from a wide range of specialties. It was a a great opportunity for networking with medical professionals and other students.
During the year we collaborated with other Students' Union societies such as the SGUL Pharmacological and Paediatric societies.
If you like inspirational talks and the opportunity to network with speakers and other like-minded students, come along to our next event, it would be great to see you! To keep up to date with our events or to find out more information about the society join our Facebook group.