SWAN and Gender Equality

Athena Swan: Promoting equality in education

SWAN Bronze Award

In 2015, the School of Modern Languages was awarded the SWAN award in recognition of their commitment to gender equality and career progression.  In 2016, the School of Modern Languages was amalgamated into the School of Arts, English & Languages and continues to uphold the SWAN principles in the larger school.  
 
 
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What is SWAN?

The Equality Challenge Unit's (ECU) Athena SWAN (Scientific Women's Academic Network) charter was established in 2005 to encourage and recognise commitment to advancing the careers of women in science, technology, engineering, maths and medicine (STEMM) employment in higher education and research.  Queen's University Belfast, was a founder member of the Athena SWAN Charter.

In May 2015 the charter was expanded to recognise work undertaken in arts, humanities, social sciences, business and law (AHSSBL), and in professional and support roles, and for trans staff and students. The charter now recognises work undertaken to address gender equality more broadly, and not just barriers to progression that affect women.

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