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Through Athena SWAN, NHLI aims to promote equality for all in the workplace by providing support, training and networking events

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Equality for all of our staff and students is an important part of the National Heart and Lung Institute's ethos. To help us achieve this goal we follow the Athena SWAN intitiative which strives to address inequality for men and women in academic and professional, or support roles, as well as students at all levels.  

We are proud to currently hold a Silver award that was awarded to us in 2014 and are delighted that the scope of Athena SWAN has recently been widened to include issues affecting our trans staff and students.  

NHLI received its first Athena Silver award in 2009, and in 2012 our Silver award was renewed for another year. In September 2014 the NHLI Silver award was renewed for a further three years following our 2014 application for renewal.  For full details see our background and previous applications pages.