The UCD School of Veterinary Medicine is committed to creating an environment where equality, diversity and inclusion is paramount 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. We are proud holders of an Athena SWAN Bronze Department Award, in recognition of our commitment to gender equality, diversity and inclusion. 

The School's EDI and Athena SWAN Committee organises many events and initiatives which support our agenda of promoting gender equality, diversity and inclusion for all faculty, staff and students.

The establishment of a ‘Sense of Community’ working group, comprising representatives of the student and staff populations is an important action in our Action Plan. Click on the links below to see some of the initiatives that this group has been working on.

We are continuously looking at ways to ensure our staff and students have access to the tools and information they need to thrive in our School and beyond. We are actively developing initiatives in response to staff and student feedback in support of this.