UCD School of Archaeology receives Athena SWAN Gender Equality Award

UCD School of Archaeology has received an Athena Swan Bronze Award, highlighting our commitment to gender equality. Athena SWAN is a gender inclusion charter and awards framework to ensure gender equality and inclusion for all in higher education. Building on UCD’s institutional Bronze Award, the School of Archaeology embarked in 2018 on a data-driven audit and a School-wide consultation of gender equality and inclusion among employees and students. As a result of the audit, we have begun to implement an ambitious four-year strategy to ensure gender equality in the School.

UCD School of Archaeology is amongst the first Schools in UCD to receive this award. Professor Orla Feely, Vice President for Research, Innovation and Impact and Chair of UCD’s Gender Equality Action Group commented “I congratulate the four Schools that have secured Athena SWAN Awards based on their strong commitment to transforming their culture, driving gender inclusion and ultimately making UCD a more inclusive place in which to work and study”. A further 18 Schools in UCD and one College are progressing their own applications.

School Chairs of the Athena SWAN Self-Assessment Teams who received Bronze awards and the Chair of UCD’s Gender Equality Action Group: Dr Siobhán McClean, UCD School of Biomolecular and Biomedical Science; Dr Meriel McClatchie, UCD School of Archaeology; Professor Orla Feely, Vice President for Research, Innovation and Impact and Chair of UCD’s Gender Equality Action Group; Professor Frank Monahan, UCD School of Agriculture and Food Science; Professor Torres Sweeney, UCD School of Veterinary Medicine.

 

A meeting of the UCD School of Archaeology Self-Assessment Team in 2018