NUI Galway secured a renewed Bronze Athena SWAN Award in September 2021, in recognition of the University’s continued progression on gender equality.

The College of Engineering and Informatics was the first school in NUI Galway to apply for departmental accreditation in April 2017. The School of Medicine applied for and achieved departmental accreditation in April 2018, becoming the first School of Medicine to achieve the Athena SWAN Bronze award across the 7 Irish universities. NUI Galway now has 8 departmental Bronze awards: the Schools of Medicine (securing a renewal of their Bronze Award in September 2021), Physics, Cairnes School of Business and Economics, Nursing and Midwifery; Natural Sciences; Psychology; Chemistry; and Mathematics, Statistics and Applied Mathematics.

If your School is interested in starting the Athena SWAN process, visit the Athena SWAN Resources page to learn more.

Athena SWAN Award Holders

DepartmentLevelAwardedApplicaton
NUI Galway Bronze April 2018 NUI Galway Athena SWAN Bronze Application Nov 2017
NUI Galway Bronze Sept 2021 May 2021 - Bronze reaccreditation
NUI Galway, School of Medicine Bronze April 2018 Nov 2017 School application - Available On Request
NUI Galway, School of Medicine Bronze Sept 2021 June 2021 - Bronze reaccreditation
NUI Galway, School of Physics Bronze    Oct 2020  
NUI Galway, Cairnes School of Business and Economic Bronze    Oct 2020  
NUI Galway, School of Nursing and Midwifery Bronze April 2021  
NUI Galway, School of Psychology Bronze July 2021 Jan 2021
NUI Galway, School of Natural Sciences Bronze   Nov 2020
NUI Galway, School of Chemistry Bronze July 2021  
NUI Galway, School of Mathematics, Statistics, and Applied Mathematics Bronze   June 2021

Athena SWAN Submissions

DepartmentLevelStatus
NUI Galway, School of Engineering   Silver   In development
NUI Galway, School of Health Sciences Bronze In development