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Equality and Diversity



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The MRC Cancer Unit values people as its most important asset and believes in fostering a tradition of fair and equal opportunity for all. The Unit is committed to an inclusive culture and embraces diversity. It takes a proactive approach to ensure that this culture and mindset is propagated through all its spheres of activity including through induction sessions for new starters and making use of University training resources such as the E&D training and training about unconscious bias.


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The Athena SWAN Charter was set up in 2005 by the Government’s Equality Challenge Unit to advance the retention of women in science, technology, engineering, medicine and mathematics (STEMM). The University of Cambridge is a founder member of the Charter.

The Unit is fully committed to upholding the aims of the Charter, and as part of the University's School of Clinical Medicine, we are proud to have achieved a renewal of our Silver Award in 2017.

For more information about Athena SWAN activities at the Clinical School, please visit their website.



The Unit, as indeed the University as a whole, is committed to zero tolerance for bullying and harassment and will take all incidents seriously and act appropriately and promptly. Racial and sexual harassment, harassment on the grounds of disability, and bullying of one member of the University by another, is viewed as wholly unacceptable behaviour. Mechanisms and guidelines exist to tackle such incidents or patterns of behaviour and to support victims of such behaviour (see links in the Wider Support section).