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UCDCS Athena SWAN Award

Left to right: Assoc. Prof. Chris Bleakley (Co-chair of School of Computer Science Athena SWAN award), Prof. Eleni Mangina (Chair of School of Computer Science Athena SWAN award), Ms Lisa Ryan (School of Computer EDI Administrator)

UCDCS Athena SWAN Award

On Tuesday, 8th November, the School of Computer Science was awarded the Bronze Athena SWAN award at a ceremony in Atlantic Technological University in Castlebar, Co.Mayo. 

Athena SWAN is a quality charter mark framework and accreditation scheme established in 2015 in Ireland, launched in Ireland in 2015 with a specific remit to encourage and recognise commitment to advancing the careers of women in science, technology, engineering, maths and medicine (STEMM) employment. The charter has since been expanded to include arts, humanities, social sciences, business and law and staff working in professional, managerial and support roles. The framework also now recognises work undertaken to address gender equality more broadly, including consideration of the experience of trans staff and students, as well as the underrepresentation of men in particular disciplines.

The co-chairs of our SAT committee, Prof Eleni Mangina and Assoc Prof Chris Bleakley, were in attendance alongside our EDI Administrator Lisa Ryan. This award was the result of a lot of hard work and time given by all members of the Self Assessment Committee, and is an important recognition of the work being done within the  School of Computer Science to expand gender equality initiatives and to ensure our staff and students have a good experience regardless of their gender. There were 31 awards in total presented across the Irish third level sector. It was a wonderful day of celebration and the hospitality at the ATU Mayo Campus was superb. Congratulations to all of our fellow awardees.

Published 29.11.22

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