NUI Galway secured a renewed Bronze Athena SWAN Award in September 2021, in recognition of the University’s continued progression on gender equality. The application is available to view here: Athena SWAN Institutional Bronze Application

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 9 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; Mathematics, Statistics and Applied Mathematics; and Health Sciences. 

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

Athena SWAN Award Holders

DepartmentLevelAwardedApplication
University of Galway Bronze April 2018 NUI Galway Athena SWAN Bronze Application Nov 2017
University of Galway Bronze Sept 2021 May 2021 - Athena SWAN Institutional Bronze Application
University of Galway, School of Medicine Bronze April 2018 Nov 2017 School application - Available On Request
University of Galway, School of Medicine Bronze Sept 2021 June 2021 - Bronze reaccreditation
University of Galway, School of Physics Bronze    Oct 2020  
University of Galway, Cairnes School of Business and Economics Bronze    Oct 2020  
University of Galway, School of Nursing and Midwifery Bronze April 2021  
University of Galway, School of Psychology Bronze July 2021 Jan 2021
University of Galway, School of Natural Sciences Bronze   Nov 2020
University of Galway, School of Chemistry Bronze July 2021  
University of Galway, School of Mathematics, Statistics, and Applied Mathematics Bronze   June 2021
University of Galway, School of Health Sciences Bronze  
April 2022  
University of Galway, School of Engineering
Silver    Sept 2022  June 2022

Athena SWAN Submissions

DepartmentLevelStatusApplication Round
University of Galway, School of Law Bronze In progress November 2022
University of Galway, School of Computer Sciences Bronze In progress November 2022
University of Galway, Shannon College of Hotel Management Bronze In progress November 2022