Nursing and Midwifery becomes eighth School to achieve Silver SWAN Award

Nursing and Midwifery becomes eighth School to achieve Silver SWAN Award

Professor Linda Johnston, Head of School of Nursing and Midwifery (R), pictured with Dr Valerie Holmes (L) and Dr Jennifer McNeill, School SWAN Champions, after receiving their Silver SWAN Award

The School of Nursing and Midwifery has been recognised for its work in recruiting, retaining and promoting women in Science in higher education. 

It has been awarded a national Silver Athena SWAN Award for its commitment to the advancement and promotion of the careers of women.

Eight Schools now hold Silver Awards making Queen’s the University with the most departmental silver awards in the UK. They are:
• Nursing and Midwifery
• Geography, Archaeology and Palaeoecology
• Psychology
• Biological Sciences
• Chemistry and Chemical Engineering
• Planning, Architecture and Civil Engineering
• Electronics, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
• Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

The Schools of Pharmacy and Mathematics and Physics currently hold bronze awards.

The latest award was presented at a national awards ceremony in Riddel Hall by Athena SWAN Patron Professor Dame Julia Higgins.

Linda Johnston, Head of the School of Nursing and Midwifery, said: “This award is recognition of the enormous contribution and commitment of many staff in the School and around the University, to ensure that the Queen’s continues to lead the way in supporting the careers and career ambitions of female academic staff.”

Queen’s is the only UK University to hold a Silver institutional honour at the Athena SWAN Charter awards. To view the University’s SWAN submission, click here.

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