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Athena Swan

ATHENA SWAN AT QUEEN'S

Queen's University currently holds a prestigious Athena Swan Silver Award.  The University also holds 14 School Awards comprising 3 Gold, 6 Silver and 5 Bronze. 

The Advance HE Athena Swan Charter is used internationally as a framework to support the advancement of gender equality within higher education and research. The 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.

LATEST NEWS: THE TRANSFORMED UK ATHENA SWAN CHARTER

The transformed UK Athena Swan Charter was launched in June 2021 following an independent review led by the Athena Swan Steering Group. Advance HE describes the transformed Charter as building on and enhancing the strengths of the existing framework, yielding a Charter that is even more flexible, transparent and supportive.

Visit the Advance HE website to find out more about the transformed UK Athena Swan Charter.

Current Awards at Queen's

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
 
Queen's Management School
 
School of Natural and Built Environment
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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