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SWAN Silver Award for School

Pictured with the School's Athena SWAN Award are (left to right) Sable Campbell, PhD student in the School, Professor Máire O'Neill, Athena SWAN Champion for the School and Chair of the assessment committee and Professor Stan Scott, Head of School
Pictured with the School's Athena SWAN Award are
(left to right) Sable Campbell, PhD student in the School, Professor Máire O'Neill, Athena SWAN Champion for the School and Chair of the assessment committee and Professor Stan Scott, Head of School

The School of Electronics, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science has been awarded a Silver Award by Athena SWAN in recognition of its good practice on recruiting, retaining and promoting women in SET (Science, Engineering and Technology) in higher education.

Representatives from the School attended a presentation ceremony held at the University of Birmingham on May 3rd. 

The Athena SWAN Charter was launched in June 2005 and the beliefs underpinning the Charter are:

  • The advancement of science, engineering and technology (SET) is fundamental to quality of life across the globe.

  • It is vitally important that women are adequately represented in what has traditionally been, and is still, a male-dominated area.

  • Science cannot reach its full potential unless it can benefit from the talents of the whole population, and until women and men can benefit equally from the opportunities it affords.

Queen's University was also the only UK University to be awarded a Silver institutional honour at the Athena SWAN Charter awards.  In addition to the institutional award, Queen's is the UK University with the most departmental silver awards, with seven individual Schools receiving silver awards. Queen's University will host the Athena SWAN awards next year.

Staff from Queen's with their Athena SWAN Awards  
Staff from Queen's with their Athena SWAN Awards


Information on the SWAN activities for the School of Electronics, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science may be found by clicking here.

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