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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 holds a Silver Institutional Award, along with 11 Departmental Awards.



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