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Athena SWAN

The Athena SWAN Charter recognises and celebrates good employment practice for women working in science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM) in higher education and research.

This University has been highly committed to the principles that underpin the Athena SWAN Charter for many years and is delighted to have that commitment recognised by an institution wide Athena SWAN Bronze Award in April 2014.

The Bronze Award submission includes a three-year action plan aimed at supporting and developing the careers of women in STEM at Ulster.

Athena SWAN Committee

The University has established an Athena SWAN Committee to drive forward the Athena SWAN agenda at Ulster.

This Committee will build on the Athena SWAN University Bronze Award and monitor the implementation of the Athena SWAN Action Plan 2014 – 2017.

The Athena SWAN Committee will also provide support and guidance to STEM school Self Assessment Teams applying for Athena SWAN awards.

School Awards

Six Schools at Ulster currently hold Athena SWAN Bronze awards. The School of Nursing obtained an award in November 2015. The School of Engineering and the School of Computing and Intelligent Systems obtained awards in April 2016. The School of Health Sciences obtained an award in November 2016 and the School of Psychology and The School of Computing and Mathematics obtained the award in April 2017.

For further information or if you wish to become involved in Athena SWAN through the Athena SWAN Committee or the Champions Network please contact Mrs Ayala Shmaia, Athena SWAN Co-ordinator.

Role Models

The University is committed to promoting positive role models to all staff and students. At the Gender Equality in STEMM: The Future is Bright conference on the 11 October 2016 a number of case studies were presented show casing the careers and achievements of women in science at Ulster University. You can read these case studies here.

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