Awards and accreditations

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Legal Island Awards

Equality and Diversity

Queen’s University recently won a National Award “Best Public Sector Employer” for Equality and Diversity


Irish News Workplace Awards

Workplace Wellbeing

We were shortlisted as finalists for the Irish News Workplace Employment Awards in May 2016.

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Investors in People


We were awarded the Investors in People (IIP) Silver Accreditation in October 2015. The IIP Standard defines what it takes to lead, support and manage people well for sustainable results.


Athena SWAN

At the forefront of gender equality

Queen’s is a leader in equality initiatives. We hold twelve SWAN departmental awards - two gold, eight silver and two bronze. The University was also the first in the UK to receive an institutional Silver Award, one of only nine others in the UK to do so.

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HR Excellence in Research

Supporting Researchers

Support for researchers is demonstrated through investment in research posts and the range of training, development and support offered to those employed to undertake research.

Research Concordat

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Employers For Childcare

Family Friendly Employers Award 2015 and 2016

Helping parents with dependent children to get into work and to stay in work.

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Employers for Disability


We are a Member of Excellence of this Forum which promotes training and employment opportunities and accessibility for people with disabilities as employees and customers.

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CIPD Health and Wellbeing


Queen's was announced a winner in May 2015 at the CIPD NI Health and Wellbeing category in recognition of its commitment to supporting employee health and wellbeing through Staff Wellbeing initiatives such as the '£ for lb' weight loss challenge, Wellbeing Training courses, the Internal Staff Mediation Service and the Team Pedometer Challenge.