Working or studying in the Department

We are a successful and internationally recognised Department, and this is entirely due to the achievements of our staff and students. The Department is large, with around 130 staff, including over 40 academics, large numbers of PhD, MD and other post-graduate students, and wide-ranging research, clinical and teaching activity. As staff and students here, there are many benefits to being part of such a thriving Department and institution.

The Department is committed to supporting and developing all students and members of staff, and to improving the working environment, culture and work/life balance for all. In the Spring of 2016 the Department was awarded an Athena SWAN Silver Award, and there is a strong focus on implementing and reviewing an action plan developed as part of the award submission, in order to support the advancement of women in cardiovascular sciences research, but also as a mechanism for continuous improvement more widely. 

Feedback from staff and students on their experience of working within the Department is welcomed. We undertake an annual staff survey and have established a Working Lives Group which has a key role in the development and implementation of the Department’s improvement strategy.

The Department has a Social Committee which was instigated by the Working Lives Group in response to staff and student requests for more organised social events.

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