Queen’s recently received some great news as it has been shortlisted for not one but two Business in the Community (BITCNI) "Responsible Business" Awards.
The two awards relate to its work on Workplace Wellbeing and Diversity & Inclusion - this category is sponsored by BT and in being shortlisted as a finalist, the University has demonstrated excellence in creating and developing a diverse and inclusive workplace which offers opportunities for all.
Collecting the Diversity & Inclusion Shortlisting Award: Pictured (l-r): Lynne Carson, CIPD; Conor Curran, Acting Head of Equality and Diversity at Queen's University Belfast; Mairead Meyer, BT; Mudra Kumar, Queen's University Belfast and Laura Hourican, Firstsource
Commenting on the two accolades, Brian Parkes, Director of Human Resources said: “We are delighted that the University has been shortlisted as finalists for two awards in the forthcoming BITC Responsible Business Awards on 1 June. The announcement is in recognition of the vast amount of wellbeing and diversity activities which are delivered by Human Resources staff on campus throughout the year. We are really looking forward to representing Queen’s at the Awards Gala alongside the other shortlisted finalists.”
The shortlisting as a finalist for the Business in the Community Diversity & Inclusion Award comes off the back of a successful year for the University, which was recently named as Northern Ireland’s top public sector employer for diversity practices.