Athena SWAN News

The School of Medicine is committed to supporting gender diversity, equality and inclusion.  Our School Equality, Diversity & Inclusion Committee welcomes participation by all staff and students to help ensure that we build an environment where everyone is supported to achieve their full potential and feels a valued and included member of our community.

A View from the Top

Mon, 9 March UCD Charles Institute Add to calendar

To celebrate International Women's Day 2020, UCD staff and postgraduate students are cordially invited to a lunch in the Kevin Barry Gallery and afterwards for a moderated panel discussion where a selection of UCD Medicine female professors reflect on their career journeys in academia.

Gender & Beyond | Overcoming Unconscious Bias in Science & Research

Fri, 6 December B004, Computer Science Building, UCD Belfield Add to calendar

The UCD College of Science EDI Committee are holding an event entitled 'Gender & Beyond : Overcoming Unconscious Bias in Science & Research' on Friday 6th Dec 19 from 1:30 - 3:00pm in B004, Computer Science Building.  Great opportunity to hear from a panel of local and international experts on recognising our own behaviours that hinder equality and diversity in science.

Managing and Supporting Working Parents

Thu, 28 November Add to calendar

This interactive 2-hour workshop to practically support working parents in their team and balance the needs of individuals with working at UCD will take place on Thurs 28th Nov 19 from 10am - 12pm.

Being an Ally for LGBTI+ Staff and Students Seminar

Wed, 4 December To be confirmed Add to calendar

Staff are invited to a lunchtime seminar entitled 'Being an Ally for LGBT+ Staff and Students' on Wed 4th Dec 19 from 12:30 - 14:00.

Hourly Paid Staff Consultation on Gender Equality

Fri, 15 November 19 16:34

A focus group consultation of Hourly Paid Staff will be held on 25th Nov 19 from 12:30 - 14:00 in L246 Sutherland.  This event will invite input on gender equality in the development of UCD’s Gender Equality Action Plan 2020-2024.

School Receives Athena SWAN Award

Thu, 10 October 19 11:22

We are delighted to announce that the School has received an Athena SWAN Bronze award for its commitment to gender equality and inclusion. Our congratulations to Assoc. Prof Marguerite Clyne and her Self-Assessment Team on their incredible work to date.  We extend an invitation to all students and staff who wish to become involved in implementation of same to join our Equality, Diversity and Inclusion team.

Re-framing the Conversation

Mon, 7 October TBC Add to calendar

Dr Rhona Mahony, Executive Director of the Women and Children’s Clinical Academic Directorate, Ireland East Healthcare Group will share her approach to leadership, re-framing the conversation on women’s health followed by a World Café on gender equality and inclusion.

Global University: Ethnic and Race Diversity and Inclusion

Tue, 22 October To be confirmed Add to calendar

The Global University: Ethnic and Race Diversity and Inclusion in Higher Education and Research with Dr Nicola Rollock, Tuesday 22nd October 12:30-2pm

Parent Buddy Programme

Fri, 27 September 19 17:25

If you are parent in UCD you may be interested in becoming a buddy to staff who are expectant parents, parents who have recently returned to work, or with children of any age. An informal support, buddies provide a listening ear and give tips to parents on balancing family and work demands.

School Submits Athena SWAN Application

Sun, 14 April 19 10:53

The School has prepared an application for a Bronze Departmental Award under the Athena SWAN initiative.  Our application was the result of many months of hard work by staff across the School and we hope to hear the outcome of our application by November 2019.

Irrespective of the outcome, the School commits itself to a supporting Gender Equality and Inclusion in all aspects of our business and welcomes your participation in our ongoing efforts.