Three of the Faculty's Schools (Physics, Chemistry and Natural Sciences) Received Landmark SWAN Bronze Awards (July 2015)
Trinity College Dublin has won a bronze institutional Athena SWAN award for advancing gender equality. Three of the Faculty's Schools (Physics, Chemistry and Natural Sciences) have also received prestigious Athena SWAN landmark bronze awards.
The Athena SWAN programme run by the Equality Challenge Unit (ECU) and implemented by Trinity College aims to advance women’s careers in science, technology, engineering, mathematics and medicine (STEMM) employment in higher education and research.
In winning the bronze institutional award, Trinity College has joined just one other Irish university, the University of Limerick with that distinction.
Director of the Women in Science & Engineering Research (WiSER) Centre, Professor Eileen Drew, said: “The prestigious Athena SWAN award is a major milestone for Trinity College. It will copper-fasten the achievements we have already made towards gender equality and paves the way for further gender actions that follow the practices of the best UK Athena SWAN award holder universities: Oxford, Cambridge, Imperial, York, Edinburgh, UCL and Queens University Belfast.”
Among the policies adopted by Trinity to level the gender playing field are training and awareness sessions in unconscious bias for key decision-makers, leave arrangements post-maternity (or equivalent caring/sickness) leave to help academic staff to pursue their research horizons and leadership training for women academics and administrators.
Honourary M.A.s Awarded to Faculty Staff (June 2015)
Congratulations to the three Faculty staff members who were conferred with an Honorary M.A. from Trinity College recently:
Ms. Anne O’Reilly M.A. – Science Course Administrator;
Ms. Olivia Lombard M.A. – School Administrator, Computer Science & Statistics;
Mr. David Grouse M.A. – Senior Technical Officer, School of Physics.
These highly skilled and dedicated staff members are all long-standing members of the Trinity community and their hard work and commitment has contributed in no small way to the success of the University and the Faculty.
We wish them every success for the future.
(Left) Anne O'Reilly M.A.
(Right) Olivia Lombard M.A.
Mr. David Grouse M.A.