The School of Global Development is fully committed to providing a fair and equal environment for work and study.

As a School we were awarded the Athena Swan Bronze Award in 2020. Athena Swan is a Charter to advance women’s careers in Higher Education in all subjects. We have established an Athena Swan Self-Assessment Team (SAT), which through consultations with staff and students is identifying aspects of our learning and working environment which can be further improved to enhance gender equality.  Our Athena Swan Team will also monitor staff and student data on an annual basis, review regularly many areas of working practice (e.g. recruitment, promotions), and continue to promote a supportive culture that values all students and staff members.​

The Dean of Faculty is a proactive member of the University's Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Committee and feedback from students and staff is increasingly sought on a range of issues as the Faculty has highly diverse populations and works hard to ensure a supportive and inclusive environment in which all can flourish.​


More on Equality, Diversity and Inclusion

Student Services provides students and staff with support for a wide range of academic and health issues. 


We have policies in place to support those with changing family circumstances:

  • Parental Leave
  • Maternity, Paternity and Adoption Leave

Find out more about Working at UEA

UEA has an on-site nursery available to staff and students.


Employees who have worked at the University for 26 weeks or more, have a statutory right to request flexibility in their working pattern.​


ResNet offers tailored support for female research staff across the Norwich Research Park. More information can be found on MyUEA by searching for ResNet.​

RSConnect offers mentorship programmes via the University Centre for Staff and Educational Development. Search for RSConnect on MyUEA to find out more.

We provide support and mentoring for PhD students and Research Associates. This is delivered by research teams, The Personal and Professional Development Programme and the Staff Research Forum.​

For more information visit Postgraduate Research PPD  or check out the Careers page for other available support.​ 

If you're an undergraduate seeking advice on your career development, get in touch with our Director of Employability:

Contact our Director of Employability

Also see Careers for more information on how the University can help you in your future career.​