The Equality Challenge Unit's (ECU) Athena SWAN (Scientific Women's Academic Network) Charter was established in 2005 to encourage and recognise commitment to advancing the careers of women in science, technology, engineering, maths and medicine (STEMM) employment in higher education and research. Queen's University Belfast, was a founder member of the Athena SWAN Charter.
In May 2015 the charter was expanded to recognise work undertaken in arts, humanities, social sciences, business and law (AHSSBL), and in professional and support roles, and for trans staff and students. The charter now recognises work undertaken to address gender equality more broadly, and not just barriers to progression that affect women.
The Faculty's Gender Equality/Athena SWAN strategy is actively implemented and delivered across all four Schools, (School of Biological Sciences, School of Medicine, Dentistry and Biomedical Sciences, School Nursing and Midwifery and School of Pharmacy).
Achievements across our four Schools:
As a Faculty, we are fully committed to the aims of the Athena SWAN Charter.
Queen's University Belfast is committed to Equality, Diversity and Inclusion.
For more information please read our Equality and Diversity Policy.
Queen's University Belfast is registered with the Charity Commission for Northern Ireland NIC101788
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