Athena SWAN Workshop in Queen’s University Belfast

10 Oct 2018

School of Nursing and Midwifery Staff Attend the Athena SWAN Workshop

Drs Aine Horgan, Mohamad Saab, Angela Flynn, Vera McCarthy, and Noeleen Brady attended a full-day workshop entitled: “The Dichotomy of Athena SWAN in Nursing and Midwifery,” which took place on September 28th and was organised by the School of Nursing and Midwifery, Queen’s University Belfast. The workshop was attended by delegates from Ireland and the UK. The morning session addressed challenges influencing gender equality in nursing, such as the under-representation of men in nursing, the impact of motherhood and maternal leave on nurses’ career, and gender stereotyping. The Athena SWAN Equality Charter Adviser went over the requirements for the award application. After which, presenters shared their experiences of applying for the Athena SWAN Bronze and Silver Awards. The final session included examples of innovative actions taken by two universities in order to advance from Bronze to Silver and Gold Awards. Each of the three sessions was followed by thought-provoking discussions and a series of questions and answers. This workshop was of great benefit to the delegates from the UCC School of Nursing and Midwifery, who are currently working on the application for the Departmental Bronze Award, which will be submitted in November 2019. Dr Mohamad Saab

School of Nursing and Midwifery

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