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At Ulster, we are committed to promoting equality of opportunity and to providing an inclusive and fair environment in which to work and study.

Ulster University is an open and inclusive institution that celebrates and welcomes diversity with a number of practices and schemes in place.

At a Glance

Taking Boys Seriously

The Taking Boys Seriously research project seeks to proactively engage with young men, schools and youth groups to increase attainment and levels of higher education participation among young males.

Gender Equality

An Ulster University Business School conducted three year evidence based research study provided baseline data and significant insights into gender equality at executive level across the NI public sector.

Scholarship Programme with FinTrU

A Scholarship Programme with FinTrU, has been established which aims to help address underrepresentation and increase the number of female graduates entering a career within the Financial Services industry.

Equality, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) Strategy

The development and launch of the Equality, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) Strategy aims to place EDI at the heart of university culture.

Athena SWAN

More than 10 of our Schools currently hold Bronze and Silver awards for Athena SWAN which recognises advancement of gender equality: representation, progression and success for all.

Wo/men's Network

Ulster has developed a network of women and men, Wo/men's Network, collaborating to build a community and develop relationships that recognise, celebrate and collectively advocate for opportunities which enable women to fulfil their potential.


Ulster has an ongoing commitment to Aurora - Advance HE's leadership development initiative for women who would like to develop and explore issues relating to leadership roles and responsibilities.

Women in Sport Week

Women in Sport Week is a UUSU Sport initiative to celebrate the sporting achievements of female athletes, organisational skills of our female club leaders and Ulster's commitment to female participation in sport and physical activity.

The R&A Women in Golf Charter

Ulster was the first university to sign up to The R&A Women in Golf Charter.

Flexible work arrangements and childcare voucher scheme