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A Short Introduction to QGI

‌The Gender Initiative provides a channel for women’s views on priority issues for women to come to the fore. This forum also acts as a route through which women’s responses to policies, practices and procedures can be made known to senior oganisational managers.

Reflective assessment teams in Schools engage with the gender equality agenda in their specific contexts.  They develop and implement action plans to address equal opportunities issues.  Regular meetings between the Gender Initiative Director and Vice Chancellor along with other senior managers keep communication flowing between all groups.


Aims and Objectives

Students enjoying life at Queen's

  • To foster an ethos of gender equality
  • To mainstream exemplar equality practices 
  • To make QUB a recognised leader in equal opportunities for women and men


Medical Students at Queen's

  • The Athena SWAN Charter encourages and recognises commitment to advancing the careers of women in higher education and research.
  • Queen's University Belfast has been a member of the SWAN Charter since its formation in 2005.
  • The University currently hold one of only Silver Institutional Awards, along with 12 Departmental Awards.



GenPORT is a community sourced internet portal for sharing knowledge and inspiring collaborative action on gender and science.

GenPORT offers…

  • Searchable resources and online documents on the topics of gender, science, technology and innovation
  • Information and support in the development of gender-sensitive research design, and gender-equal research structures and processes
  • Links to relevant institutions, resource centres, large-scale databases, projects, and networks
  • Additional services to support diverse activities on gender and science – news and announcements, events calendars, reviews, discussion groups, and more.


Important Dates

18th April 2016 Portrait Unveiling