University of Galway accredited with two new Athena SWAN Bronze Awards

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University of Galway has secured two additional Athena SWAN Bronze Awards in recognition of the University’s commitment to advancing gender equality for staff and students.

The University’s School of Law and a joint award between the School of Computer Science and the Data Science Institute have received the accolade which acknowledges efforts to create cultural change within higher education institutions.

This latest accreditations mean there is now a total of ten Bronze Awards and one Silver Award in the University, along with an Institutional Bronze Award which was renewed in 2021.

Eleven out of the University’s 18 schools now hold Athena SWAN Awards.

The School of Biological and Chemical Sciences and the School of Natural Sciences were also successful in their application to transfer their Bronze Athena Swan Awards following the restructuring of their Schools.

University of Galway Vice-President for Equality, Diversity and Inclusion, Helen Maher, said she is delighted with the positive news of the successful Athena Swan Bronze applications.

“I very much appreciate the significant work undertaken by staff members to advance gender equality as evidenced by these new awards.

“In addition, I am mindful of the necessity of supporting and enabling leadership for equality at every level within our University, as a critical factor in transforming the gendered nature of inequality in higher education.”