SPIRe Wins Athena Swan Bronze Award
Some members of the SPIRe Athena Swan Committee
Back row (l-r): Dawn Walsh, Vincent Durac, Jos Elkink, Krishna Vadlamannati, Melanie Hoewer
Front row: (l-r): Samuel Brazys, Niamh Hardiman, Graham Finlay, David Farrell
SPIRe was thrilled to receive the Athena Swan Bronze Award in October 2021.
SPIRe is strongly committed to gender equality at all levels of the School and in all areas of student and staff experience alike: gender equality is a core element of UCD's principles of Equality, Diversity, and Inclusion.
The Athena Swan framework helps Schools to develop and support gender equality at all levels.
An application for an Athena Swan award requires Schools to identify the full scope of gender inequality within the School, to come up with specific measures to address these, and to make clear improvements over a three-year time period.
Now that we have the Bronze award under our belt, we are working hard to attain the Silver award.
A Self-Assessment Team (SAT), composed of staff and students working together, is leading the work on this.
Everyone in SPIRe is warmly invited to contribute to the critical self-appraisal that is required.