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Queen's University Belfast has been a member of the Athena SWAN Charter since its formation in 2005. The University holds one of only 9 Silver Institutional Awards, along with 15 Departmental Awards (2 Gold, 7 Silver, 6 Bronze).   The Faculty of Arts, Humanities is pleased to hold 6 Bronze awards some of which are due for renewal and there are also some new applications being made.  The AHSS Faculty Executive Board has this year awarded almost £20k to Schools to facilitate events and activities around SWAN.  Events that we have already supported include bringing inspiring speakers to Queen's and creating an undergraduate student award for best essay/dissertation in gender and law.  Please click on the School names listed beside their SWAN Champions below to find out more about their initiatives.

Meet the AHSS SWAN Champions

Paul Murphy Photo SWAN
Dr Paul Murphy

Anna Tristram Photo
Dr Anna Tristram

Elodie Fabre Photo SWAN
Dr Elodie Fabre

Elaine Farrell Photo SWAN
Dr Elaine Farrell

Joe Morrison Photo Web
Dr Joe Morrison

Fiona Murphy Photo Web
Dr Fiona Murphy

Kathryn McNeilly Photo SWAN
Dr Kathryn McNeilly

Renne Prendergast Photo SWAN
Dr Renee Prendergast

Silviu Tierean Photo SWAN
Silviu Tierean

Lisa Smyth Photo SWAN
Dr Lisa Smyth


Work Life Balance

Queen's prides itself on being at the forefront of best practice

Please click here for more details on Queen's Work Life Balance Policies

Athena SWAN

The Athena SWAN charter was established in 2005 to promote career advancement for women employed in science, technology, engineering, maths and medicine (STEMM) in higher education and research.

In 2015 the Charter was extended to recognise work undertaken in arts, humanities, social sciences, business and law.

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