Athena SWAN Awards for SEFS’ School of Biological, Earth & Environmental Sciences (BEES) and School of Chemistry
The Schools of Biological, Earth & Environmental Sciences (BEES) and Chemistry, along with the School of Pharmacy, are the first in UCC to earn departmental-level Athena SWAN accreditation.
These three UCC Schools have received Athena SWAN awards which recognise their commitment to promoting good employment practices for women in science in higher education. The College of Science, Engineering and Food Science is delighted that two of our own Schools are among the first in UCC to earn this prestigious accreditation.
According to Professor O’Halloran, Deputy President & Registrar and Chair of UCC’s Athena SWAN Steering Group, “Athena SWAN is about creating better working environments for everyone. The application process provides a framework for Schools to reflect on how local practices, systems and policies promote gender equality.”
We congratulate and commend our colleagues in the Schools of BEES and Chemistry on this fantastic achievement which is testament to the hours of hard work and dedication put in by the School teams over the last 18 months.
Pictured L-R: Professor Sarah Culloty (Head of School of BEES), Professor John O'Halloran (Deputy President and Registrar) and Professor Astrid Wingler (Chair of School of BEES Athena SWAN Steering Group)
Pictured L-R: Professor Justin Holmes (Head of School of Chemistry), Professor John O'Halloran (Deputy President and Registrar) and Professor John Wenger (Chair of School of Chemistry Athena SWAN Steering Group)