Awards

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Business in the Community Northern Ireland Workplace award 2001

 

Awards

In 2001, QGI won a Business in the Community Northern Ireland
Workplace award for its ongoing work on gender issues.

 

In 2002, the University was awarded a Bronze grade overall
in the Opportunity Now benchmarking exercise.

 

In 2003 Queen's was awarded the first Athena Award for the
advancement of women in SET (£12K) and the presentation
award (£1K). The University was awarded a Gold grade in the
Opportunity Now benchmarking exercise.

 

In 2004, the University was awarded a Platinum grade overall
in the Opportunity Now benchmarking exercise. This was the
highest grade awarded to any entrant in the UK Higher Education sector,
or to any entrant in Northern Ireland.

 

In 2005, the University was awarded a Platinum grade overall in
the Opportunity Now benchmarking exercise. The University was
one of only three employers in Northern Ireland to be awarded this
grade and seven in the United Kingdom.

 

In 2006, the University won the Opportunity Now education sector
award for the work of the Gender Initiative in improving the position
and profile of women within the University. These national awards
recognise employers from the private and public sectors who have
made equality and inclusiveness a business imperative.

 


The Queen's delegation in London

Cherie Booth, QC, Patron of the Opportunity Now awards, with the Queen's University delegation who were presented with the education sector award in London. Also pictured are (from left) Queen's Pro-Chancellor and Chair of Queen's Women's Forum Mrs Brenda McLaughlin; Professor Margaret Mullett, Director for the Gender Initiative; Professor Jean Orr, co-chair, Queen's Women's Forum and Lynn Boyd, Gender Initiative administrator.