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Athena Swan and Law

09.05.2019
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The School of Law is delighted to announce that the University has been awarded a Bronze Athena SWAN award, an expanded charter which recognises work undertaken to address gender equality more broadly, in arts, humanities, social sciences, business and law (AHSSBL), and in professional and support roles, and for trans staff and students. Athena SWAN Charter was established in 2005 to encourage and recognise commitment to advancing the careers of women in science, technology, engineering, maths and medicine (STEMM) employment in higher education and research. In May 2015 the charter was expanded to recognise work undertaken in arts, humanities, social sciences, business and law (AHSSBL).  This expanded Charter now recognises work undertaken to address gender equality more broadly, and not just barriers to progression that affect women. Advance HE’s Athena SWAN Charter covers women (and men where appropriate) in: academic roles in STEMM and AHSSBL, professional and support staff, trans staff and students in relation to their representation, progression of students into academia, journey through career milestones, and working environment for all staff. The University of Limerick  is the first institution in Ireland to upgrade its existing award to the Advanced Charter, and the second university to be awarded the Advanced Charter.