Athena Swan Bronze award for the School of Pharmacy

11 May 2018
Pictured L-R: Prof Helen Whelton,Head of the College of Medicine and Health; Noreen Moynihan, School Manager; Prof Stephen Byrne, Head of School; Dr Abina Crean, Senior Lecturer; Ms Ann King, Athena Swan Project Officer

The School of Pharmacy, UCC is delighted to announce it has been awarded an Athena SWAN Bronze Award in acknowledgment of its demonstrated commitment to promote the advancement of STEMM careers for women in higher education.

The School of Pharmacy, along with the Schools of Chemistry and Biological Environment and Earth Sciences, are the first recipients of the Departmental/School award in UCC, following the University’s institutional award in 2016.

The Athena Swan self-assessment process has provided the School with a structured framework to identify areas of actions and implementation. The key actions the School to be implemented over the next 3 years are aimed at supporting the career trajectory of female academics and research staff. 

Dr. Abina Crean, Senior Lecturer and Chair of the School’s self-assessment team welcomed the award saying, ‘actions to promote gender equally are pertinent for Schools, such as Pharmacy, with high female student and staff representation. Obtaining an Athena Swan Bronze award is an important achievement for the School of Pharmacy, and recognises its commitment to promoting equality and the value of diversity within UCC and the wider community’.

The award was announced by the UK-based Equality Challenge Unit.  See attached the School’s successful application here Athena Swan Application.

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