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Equality, Diversity and Inclusion

UCD is committed to creating an environment where diversity is celebrated and everyone is treated
fairly regardless of gender, age, race, disability, ethnic origin, religion, sexual orientation, civil status,
family status, or membership of the Travelling community.

There is a wide range of equality, diversity and inclusion policies, supports and services which you
can engage with directly via the links below. Student Advisers are here if you require further support
navigating these and to support you to deal with any issues as they arise.

 Links to Information and Support

UCD and Athena SWAN

In 2020, UCD received its second Athena SWAN Bronze institutional award in recognition of the
university’s work towards gender equality. UCD is currently preparing its Athena SWAN institutional
silver application which involves the development of a new, four-year Gender Equality Action Plan

The involvement of the UCD community is essential to ensure that an ambitious gender
equality action plan is developed and that gaps which currently exist are identified and addressed.
Whilst the Athena SWAN process and action plan continue to place an emphasis on gender equality,
the revised Athena SWAN Charter encompasses EDI principles more broadly across all equality
grounds. Learn more about the revised Athena SWAN Charter.

Race and Ethnicity

In September 2023, the UCD President, Professor Orla Feely signed the HEA Anti-Racism Principles.
The EDI Anti-Racism and Cultural Awareness sub-group was established to prepare a data and
research informed action plan to support the achievement of race and ethnicity equality in the
University based on the recommendations in the UCD Race and Ethnicity Equality report. For more
information about the group, please visit EDI Anti-Racism and Cultural Awareness sub-group website.