It was a night of celebration for the University at the annual CIPD NI Awards dinner in Titanic Belfast this month, as Queen's University collected yet another award for its Diversity & Inclusion work.
This "Highly Commended" Award was in recognition of the work carried out by the Diversity & Inclusion Unit, SAIL NI and the Student's Union to raise awareness amongst staff in relation to Transgender issues in the workplace.
Over the last 2 years, the University has introduced a new Trans Equality Policy, Guidance for staff, All Gender Toilets in 14 locations and has worked together with representatives from SAIL NI and the student body to help deliver the highly successful "Beyond the Binaries" week long programme of events to raise awareness of Trans rights in education and the workplace.
Collecting the award on behalf of the University, Conor Curran, Head of Diversity and Inclusion Unit commented: "The University is honoured to be recognised by CIPD NI and the judging panel for all the work it has delivered to raise awareness of Transgender issues. This is quite a senstive subject, for a variety of reasons, but we have been delighted with the engagement from Queen's students, staff and representatives from SAIL NI and Genderjam. The training, events and activities we have delivered have really helped to address some of the misconceptions around Transgender issues in a safe, inclusive and engaging way."
Click here to access more information on the University's Transgender Equality Policy (and associated guidance).