The College Science and Engineering is committed to fostering an environment which actively promotes social and educational inclusion, embraces individuality, and celebrates the richness of our diverse community. The correct use of person’s name can deepen their sense of belonging.   
The CSE Equality Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) committee are piloting the StartsWithAName initiative which is premised on respecting the correct use of people’s names supported by individuals putting the phonetic pronunciation of their name on their e-mail signature/name badge/Zoom name etc. The pilot is also included in NUI Galway’s Institutional Athena SWAN Action Plan.  
 The Start With A Name initiative provides a mechanism to:
·         assist people to pronounce your name correctly
·         correctly differentiate between name and surname



Next Steps:

Ask you to voluntarily add a phonetic/rhyme of your name into your email signature

Sheena Fennell
Senior Technical Officer-Oceanography,
Pronouns: She, Her
First name: Sheena pronounced “She” - “na” and rhymes with Argentina    
•Email  for advice on phonetics