University of Galway is fully committed to achieving equality of opportunity for all staff, irrespective of their gender, and has put in place key action plans to work toward achievement of gender equality.

We have made strides in recent years and we recognise that we are still at an early stage in this important journey to gender equality. We all, as members of our university community, have a responsibility in this regard. We encourage our colleagues and students to find out more about how University of Galway is working toward gender equality and how you can support your School, Unit, or community in embracing this positive change.

Work on implementing the gender equality action plan within the University is underway, and will continue to be fully supported by the President and UMT as part of our determination to embrace diversity as a hallmark of our university community. Further information on the University's committment to Athena SWAN as well as other important information and initiatives can be found below.

University of Galway, along with all other HEIs, provides annual reports on staff and student data to the Higher Education Authority.  You can review all reports and information on the HEA Centre of Excellence for Gender Equality website.

Further Information

T‌o find out more about the ongoing work in gender equality at University of Galway please contact the Office of the Vice President for Equality, Diversity and Inclusion at

Staff may also be interested in learning more and joining the University Women's Network.

Students looking for support or information can contact their relevant Students' Union Officer.