WELLBEING AND DIVERSITY
SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT GOALS
Putting Staff and Students first.
The University is committed to supporting SDGs through wellbeing policies and programmes for staff and students, to assist them with their physical, emotional and mental wellbeing. Some initiatives are detailed below.
Throughout the year, a range of support services were available for students, particularly given the challenges of COVID, they include financial support, catering and access to asymptomatic testing.
We continued to develop our #QUBeWell Mental Health and Wellbeing Framework and in March 2021 launched a campaign, targeted at students and staff, to embed a culture of positive health and wellbeing.
The University is committed to supporting SDGs through wellbeing policies and programmes for staff and students, to assist them with their physical, emotional and mental wellbeing.
A range of programmes have been delivered including WOW events (Wellbeing on Weekday) for students and Lunch and Learn sessions for staff.
Initiatives include the launch of Workload Allocation Guidance and Flexible Working Guiding Principles to further support the health and wellbeing of our staff.
We continue to hold a prestigious Athena SWAN Silver Award, one of only 19 Silver Institutional Awards with 16 Departmental Awards.
The Athena SWAN Charter is a rigorous peerreviewed external framework that recognises commitment shown by Universities and their individual Schools and Departments to advancing gender equality.
Queen’s University’s Black, Asian, Minority Ethnic and International Staff Network, ‘iRise’, won ‘Best Race Initiative’ at the Northern Ireland Equality and Diversity Gala and Awards 2020.
iRise promotes the University as a welcoming place to work for BAME and International staff and represents the interests of BAME and International staff to the University.
The institutional Equality, Diversity and Inclusion policy sets out the University’s commitments to promote equality, respect for diversity and inclusion, including greater awareness for LGBT+, racial and linguistic diversity.
Queen's was awarded the Silver Diversity Mark by Diversity Mark in December 2021, in recognition of our commitment to advancing gender diversity.
Modern slavery risks are considered in relation to people working on campuses, our supply chains, fundraising and investments, overseas employment and international partnerships.
Our statement on Modern Slavery sets out our commitment to protect and respect human rights and have a zero tolerance approach to slavery and human trafficking in all its forms. This builds on our long standing commitment to fair trade. View our Modern Slavery statement (PDF).