Thirty-two higher education institutions from across Ireland celebrated their Athena Swan awards at the Atlantic Technological University (ATU) Mayo campus on 8 November at the first in-person ceremony since the Covid-19 pandemic began.
Fifteen Bronze awards were announced conferred in March including Bronze institutional awards for Carlow College, St Patrick’s and TU Dublin with 17 new awards announced in September including a departmental Silver award for the University of Galway School of Engineering.
There are now 114 Athena Swan award holders in Ireland including 110 Bronze, two Silver and two Legacy awards.
The awards were handed out in ceremony hosted by Professor Yvonne Galligan, Chair of the Athena Swan Ireland National Committee.
Speakers at the event included Dr Orla Flynn, President of Atlantic Technological University who provided a welcome address and Director of Membership at Advance HE, Nick Skeet, who explained Advance HE activity in Ireland.
Dr Claire McGing shared her experience of successfully applying for a Bronze institutional award at Dún Laoghaire Institute of Art, Design and Technology (IADT) - the first HE institution in Ireland to be conferred an award on the new framework launched in 2021.
Dr Maeve Duffy and Professor Edward Jones shared their experience of successfully applying for a departmental Silver award in the School of Engineering at University of Galway – only the second Silver Athena Swan Ireland award.
It is wonderful to celebrate these awards at ATU. It’s an opportunity to recognise the diverse range of good practice to progress equality in our higher education institutions.
“Achieving an Athena Swan Ireland award is a lot of work, and this ceremony highlights the dedication of staff and students from across the country.”
Sarah Fink, Head of Athena Swan Ireland at Advance HE
List of Athena Swan Ireland awards presented in the awards ceremony on 8 November 2022:
|Carlow College, St. Patrick's||Bronze|
|Dublin City University - Business School||Bronze|
|Dublin City University - School of Biotechnology||Bronze|
|Dublin City University - School of Mathematical Sciences||Bronze|
|Dún Laoghaire Institute of Art, Design and Technology||Bronze|
|Mary Immaculate College - Faculty of Arts||Bronze|
|Maynooth University - Faculty of Arts, Celtic Studies and Philosophy||Bronze|
|Maynooth University - School of Business||Bronze|
|RCSI University of Medicine and Health Sciences - School of Nursing and Midwifery and the School of Physiotherapy||Bronze|
|South East Technological University - Department of Computing||Bronze|
|South East Technological University - Department of Humanities||Bronze|
|South East Technological University - Faculty of Engineering||Bronze|
|Technological University Dublin - School of Mathematical Sciences||Bronze|
|Trinity College Dublin - School of English||Bronze|
|Trinity College Dublin - School of Medicine||Bronze|
|Trinity College Dublin - School of Religion, Theology, and Peace Studies||Bronze|
|University College Cork - School of Applied Psychology||Bronze|
|University College Cork - School of Biological, Earth and Environmental Sciences||Bronze|
|University College Cork - School of Chemistry||Bronze|
|University College Cork - School of Microbiology||Bronze|
|University College Cork - School of Pharmacy||Bronze|
|University College Cork - Tyndall National Institute||Bronze|
|University College Dublin - College of Business||Bronze|
|University College Dublin - School of Computer Science||Bronze|
|University College Dublin - School of History||Bronze|
|University College Dublin - School of Physics||Bronze|
|University College Dublin - Sutherland School of Law||Bronze|
|University of Galway - School of Engineering||Silver|
|University of Galway - School of Health Sciences||Bronze|
|University of Limerick - School of Engineering||Bronze|
|University of Limerick - Department of Electronic and Computer Engineering and CONFIRM Research Centre||Bronze|
Thanks to @OFlynnATU for the welcome to @atu_mayo for @Athena_SWAN award ceremony today! Congrats to all awardees & to @maynoothUni colleagues in @MU_Business, @MUFacultyofArts receiving Bronze awards recognising work to advance gender equality for staff & students in Higher Ed pic.twitter.com/rqtTsn8w4I— Maynooth University Athena Swan (@MU_AthenaSwan) November 8, 2022