The Athena SWAN charter and principles are being embedded across NUI Galway.

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 4 departmental Bronze awards: School of Medicine, School of Physics, the Cairnes School of Business and Economics, and the School of Nursing and Midwifery. 

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, School of Medicine Bronze April 2018 Nov 2017 School application - Available On Request
NUI Galway, School of Physics Bronze Oct 2020  
NUI Galway, Cairnes School of Business and Economics Bronze Oct 2020  
NUI Galway, School of Nursing and Midwifery Bronze    March 2021  

Athena SWAN Submissions

DepartmentLevelStatus
NUI Galway, School of Engineering   Silver   In development
NUI Galway, School of Psychology    Bronze Resubmit May 2021 with minor revisions 
NUI Galway, School of Natural Sciences Bronze Submitted (2021)
NUI Galway, School of Chemistry Bronze Resubmit May 2021 with minor revisions 
NUI Galway, School of Mathematics, Statistics, and Applied Mathematics Bronze Submitted (2021)
NUI Galway, School of Medicine Bronze Bronze reaccreditation in development
NUI Galway, School of Health Sciences Bronze In development