Athena Swan Charter
Advance HE's Athena SWAN (Scientific Women's Academic Network) Charter was established in 2005 to encourage and recognise commitment to advancing the careers of women in Science, Technology, Engineering, Maths and Medicine employment in higher education and research. Athena SWAN Awards are recognition of commitment shown by Universities and their individual Schools and Departments to advancing gender equality.
Queen's University Belfast was a founder member of the Athena SWAN Charter.
Athena Swan in the School of Nursing and Midwifery
The School of Nursing and Midwifery holds a prestigious Silver Athena SWAN Award.
This accolade, first achieved in 2012, was awarded in recognition of good practice in recruiting, retaining, and promoting women in science and higher education. We are also the first School in Queen's to establish a student SWAN group.
Research Internship Programme for Students
Our School SWAN initiative supports a number of activities including the Research Internship Programme for students who may be interested in the opportunity to work alongside a nursing or midwifery researcher as they carry out research activities or to complete an MSc or PhD in the future.
For further details contact Dr. Susan Clarke by email at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Swan Events for Staff and Students
Regular events are offered to staff and students including:
- a Professoriate lunch and a Careers Seminar to discuss career pathways.
- a high achievers event to help students explore the idea of an academic career.
- regular Academic Promotion Seminars hosted by the Head of School, to assist staff in preparing applications for promotion.
The team also continues to promote gender equality and develop recruitment strategies targeted at men interested in nursing.