Human Resources

Athena SWAN

The University was conferred with the first Silver Athena SWAN University award in May 2007 and this has been retained in the latest SWAN awards in 2015.

Please click here to review the most recent University submission.



‌  Left to right: - Ms Lynn Boyd, Queen's Gender Initiative, Ms Jane Garvey, Equal Opportunities Unit, Professor Tom Millar, Engineering and Physical Sciences, Mr Paul Browne, Equal Opportunities Unit, Professor Yvonne Galligan, Queen's Gender Initiative


In May 2015 the Athena SWAN Charter was expanded to include Arts, Humanities, Social Sciences, Business and Law.  Two of Queen's AHSS schools were successful in gaining a Bronze Award.  This brings the total number of QUB departmental awards to 12 (2 Gold, 8 Silver and 2 Bronze).


Gold Award


Biological Sciences Swan Assessment Team



 School of Psychology SAT team with Vice-Chancellor, Professor Patrick Johnston


Silver Award



School of Pharmacy SAT team


School of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering SAT team

 School of Medicine, Dentistry and Biomedical Sciences SAT team



Bronze Award

School of Modern Languages

School of Sociology, Social Policy and Social Work


For further details regarding Athena Swan please click here.