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Equality and Diversity

 

  • Equality – every individual has an opportunity to make the most of their lives and talents.
  • Diversity – an understanding that each individual is different.
  • Inclusion – people feel respected, valued and connected to each other

Equality, diversity and social inclusion issues are at the heart of our faculty's identity and central to our research and academic missions. We are fully committed to establishing and maintaining an ethos of dignity and respect for all within a day-to-day culture of promoting these principles across all activities. 

Central to our efforts to promote equality, diversity and inclusion across the 6 Departments and Schools in the Faculty is working with the Athena Swan Charter. This is an international award for Higher Education Institutions who have proven their ongoing commitment to advancing these principles. Five of the six Departments and Schools in the EHS Faculty have been awarded the Athena Swan Bronze award with the sixth application pending.Equality, diversity and social inclusion issues are at the heart of our faculty's identity and central to our research and academic missions. We are fully committed to establishing and maintaining an ethos of dignity and respect for all within a day-to-day culture of promoting these principles across all activities.

The work within the Faculty reflects the overall ethos of the university, which has been involved in equality and gender-related initiatives since 2005. UL was one of the first Universities to receive the Athena Swan Bronze award in Ireland in 2015 in recognition of these efforts.