Awards and accreditations

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Women in Business

Gender Diversity Charter Mark

Queen’s were awarded the Gender Diversity Bronze Charter Mark in September 2018, further demonstrating our strong commitment to equality and diversity.

CIP Award 2018


Northern Ireland Awards 2018

Queen's won Highly Commended in the Best Diversity and Inclusion Initiative in May 2018 for our work on Transgender Equality Awareness.

2018 Legal Island Award

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Northern Ireland Equality and Diversity Gala and Awards 2018

Queen's won the Highly Commended in the Best LGBT Initiative award category in March 2018 for our work on Transgender Equality Awareness.

Employers For Childcare

Family Friendly Employer Awards 2015, 2016 and 2017

Helping parents with dependent children to get into work and to stay in work. Highly Commended in the Employers for Childcare Family Friendly Awards (2017).

QUB, Business in the Community Awards

Diversity and Inclusion

Business in the Community Awards 2017

The University won two Business in the Community Responsible Business Awards for Diversity & Inclusion and Wellbeing (2017).

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Legal Island Awards

Equality and Diversity

Queen’s University recently won a National Award “Best Public Sector Employer” for Equality and Diversity.


Irish News Workplace Awards

Workplace Wellbeing

We were shortlisted as finalists for the Irish News Workplace Employment Awards in May 2016.

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Investors in People


We were awarded the Investors in People (IIP) Silver Accreditation in October 2015. The IIP Standard defines what it takes to lead, support and manage people well for sustainable results.


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At the forefront of gender equality

Queen’s is a leader in equality initiatives. We hold twelve SWAN departmental awards - two gold, eight silver and two bronze. The University was also the first in the UK to receive an institutional Silver Award, one of only nine others in the UK to do so.

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HR Excellence in Research

Supporting Researchers

Support for researchers is demonstrated through investment in research posts and the range of training, development and support offered to those employed to undertake research.

Research Concordat

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Employers for Disability


We are a Member of Excellence of this Forum which promotes training and employment opportunities and accessibility for people with disabilities as employees and customers.

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CIPD Health and Wellbeing


Queen's was announced a winner in May 2015 at the CIPD NI Health and Wellbeing category in recognition of its commitment to supporting employee health and wellbeing through Staff Wellbeing initiatives such as the '£ for lb' weight loss challenge, Wellbeing Training courses, the Internal Staff Mediation Service and the Team Pedometer Challenge.