Athena Swan

The EDI team at the Athena Swan award presentation.

In August 2023, RCSI successfully renewed its Bronze Athena Swan award. 

Athena Swan is a charter that recognises and celebrates good practice towards the advancement of equality and enables representation, progression and success for all. Established in the UK in 2005 and launched in Ireland in 2015 by Advance HE, the Athena Swan Charter is a framework that aims to support and transform equality practices within higher education and research.

In November 2017, RCSI became a signatory of the expanded Athena Swan Charter. In October 2018, RCSI was awarded an Athena Swan Bronze award in recognition of positive gender practice (providing equal opportunities for success for all people) in higher education.

The RCSI Department of Anatomy and Regenerative Medicine was awarded a Bronze Athena Swan award in November 2019, while our School of Pharmacy and Biomolecular Sciences and Department of Physiology and Medical Physics were both awarded Bronze Athena Swan awards in March 2021. Most recently, the School of Nursing and Midwifery and the School of Physiotherapy received a joint Bronze Award in September 2022.

RCSI renewed its Bronze Award in August 2023, under Athena Swan's new intersectional charter.

More information on Athena Swan Ireland is available here.

Athena-Swan-Equality Charter

RCSI Institutional Athena Swan Bronze Renewal 2023 PDF | 8657.4 KB