Gender Equality


Queen's Management School (QMS) Gender Equality Initiative joins the efforts by the University’s Equality and Diversity Unit to ensure quality of opportunity and respect for diversity across the institution and its wider community. We are here to actively enhance gender equality at the Management School. Our work includes hosting and facilitating conversations on gender issues in academia, drawing attention to senior female role models, organising gender awareness activities, and ensuring our School processes actively promote gender equality to staff members and students.

Athena Swan

This year the Management School is applying for a Bronze Athena SWAN charter mark. Bronze institution awards recognise that the institution has a solid foundation for eliminating gender bias and developing an inclusive culture that values all staff.

Women in the spotlight

Showcasing female academics and industry leaders

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School Commitments

QUB is committed to the promotion of equality of opportunity and to creating and sustaining an environment that values and celebrates the diversity of its staff and student body. All policies are aimed to enable staff and students to meet their full potential and to be treated as individuals. A number of policies beyond meeting statutory requirements are also in place, whereby the School commits to being a leader in the industry. Application forms for Parental Leave, Paternity Leave, Flexible Working, Career Break, and Adoptive Leave can be found here alongside information on a healthy work life balance. Specifically to gender, the University is committed to its Trans Equality Policy and provides support for LGBT students.

Queen’s Gender Initiative

Queen’s Gender Initiative (QGI) has published a report on the success of the Mentoring Scheme offered across the University which has helped 238 women in progressing in their professional development in academia. See the Summary Report here.

Gender Equality Links

Links to relevant and useful websites and articles related to gender equality:

Gender Equality Team

QMS created the Gender Equality Team (GET) to explore our gender balance, processes, practices and culture. 


Queen's University Belfast is committed to Equality, Diversity and Inclusion.
For more information please read our Equality and Diversity Policy.

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