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Athena SWAN

Queen's University currently holds a prestigious Athena SWAN Silver Award, which is one of only 16 Silver Institutional Awards.  The University also holds an impressive 14 Departmental Awards comprising of 3 Gold, 6 Silver and 5 Bronze. 

The Advance HE Athena SWAN Charter was established in 2005 to encourage and recognise commitment to advancing the careers of women in science, technology, engineering, maths and medicine (STEMM) employment in higher education and research.  Queen's University Belfast has been a member of the Athena SWAN Charter since its formation in 2005.

In May 2015 the charter was expanded to recognise work undertaken in arts, humanities, social sciences, business and law, and in professional and support roles, and for trans staff and students. The charter now recognises work undertaken to address gender equality more broadly, and not just barriers to progression that affect women.

ECU’s Athena SWAN Charter covers women (and men where appropriate) in:

  • academic roles in STEMM and AHSSBL
  • professional and support staff
  • trans staff and students

In relation to their:

  • representation
  • progression of students into academia
  • journey through career milestones
  • working environment for all staff

Further information can be found on the Advance HE's website at the link above.

Current Awards

GOLD

SILVER

BRONZE

School of Biological Sciences
School of Medicine, Dentistry and Biomedical Sciences
School of Psychology
School of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering
School of Electronics, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
School of Maths and Physics
School of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
School of Nursing and Midwifery 
School of Pharmacy
School of Arts, English and Languages
School of History, Anthropology, Philosophy and Politics
School of Law
Management School
School of Social Sciences, Education and Social Work
2019 INSTITUTIONAL SILVER AWARD
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UN Sustainable Development Goals
GOAL 5: ACHIEVE GENDER EQUALITY AND EMPOWER ALL WOMEN AND GIRLS

Much of the University's work aligns with the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals, and the work of QGI particularly identifies with Goal 5.

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