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Diversity and Inclusion

The School of Law holds a Bronze Athena SWAN award (2018) recognising its work in identifying and addressing gender equality challenge developing an inclusive culture that values all staff.

The School SWAN Committee supports a number of activities within the School which are part of the School’s Action Plan on Gender Equality. These include an annual Career Development Workshop, mentoring for post-probation staff and postdoctoral researchers, scheduled lunch and coffee meet ups to provide informal support and networking for female staff, an annual ‘Women in Law and Leadership’ seminar series for undergraduate and postgraduate students, and advancement of female role models within the School for all staff and students in public lectures, visiting scholarships and wider events.

Athena Swann


SWAN Career Development Workshop

Each year the School hosts a SWAN Career Development Workshop. The purpose of this event is to provide support for colleagues in their career development across a number of levels including career planning, publication, promotion and profile building. Past speakers at the workshop include Professor Aoife O'Donoghue (Durham Law School), Professor Fiona de Londras (University of Birmingham), Professor Debbie Lisle (QUB School of HAPP), Dr Heather Johnson (QUB School of HAPP), Dr Muiris MacCarthaigh (QUB School of HAPP), Professor Anne-Marie McAlinden (QUB School of Law) and Professor John Morison (QUB School of Law). Images from the inaugural 2017 workshop can be accessed on our Flickr account.