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Athena Swan

The Strategic Importance of Athena Swan

The Athena Swan Ireland charter supports us in developing sustainable equity, diversity and inclusion. UCC has held a bronze award since 2016 and is committed to supporting and participating in Athena Swan. As well as our institutional application, many departments are actively engaged in the initiative, with our colleagues in the School of Clinical Therapies being awarded their first Bronze Award in April 2023 (as well as Computer Science and IT, and Mathematical Sciences). This is a key pillar of Ireland’s national strategy for gender equality with progress linked to institutional eligibility for funding from Ireland’s major research agencies. 

Click to Read our Initial Athena Swan Findings

We’re pleased to share with you some initial findings and proposed actions identified by the Athena Swan Self-Assessment Team over the course of their initial analysis.

The purpose of this document is to give you an indication of the findings and draft actions as a point-in-time update on our progress towards submitting the School’s first Athena Swan Bronze Application in the November 2023 submission round.

Please take the time to read our SAT’s initial findings and if you have comments, feedback or suggestions, please use the link below to share these with the SAT.

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