Prestigious Athena SWAN Award for IT Sligo

The three education institutes in the Connacht-Ulster Alliance have been given a prestigious award that recognises their efforts in promoting equality, inclusion and progression.

It’s the Athena SWAN (Scientific Women’s Academic Network) Award, which is a charter that recognises and celebrates good practices in higher education and research institutions.

The presidents of IT Sligo, Galway Mayo IT and Letterkenny IT have paid tribute to the three self-assessment Athena SWAN teams for their work over the past years, resulting today in this coveted award.

President of IT Sligo Dr Brendan McCormack said the award is a significant recognition of the IT’s commitment to advancing the careers of women, trans-staff and students in academia and research, and in professional and support roles.

Dr Jacqueline O Toole, is chair of IT Sligo’s institutional self-assessment team.

She has been telling Ocean FM News about the award and what it means.