Queen's University Belfast has been a member of the Athena SWAN Charter since its formation in 2005. The University currently holds a prestigious Athena SWAN Silver Award, which is one of only 9 Silver Institutional Awards, along with 16 Departmental Awards (2 Gold, 8 Silver, 6 Bronze).
The 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.
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:
In relation to their:
Further information can be found on the Advance HE's Athena SWAN Charter website.
Queen's University Belfast is committed to Equality, Diversity and Inclusion.
For more information please read our Equality and Diversity Policy.
Queen's University Belfast is registered with the Charity Commission for Northern Ireland NIC101788
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