Athena SWAN and HR Equality host interactive session on Equality, Diversity and Intersectionality

Tuesday, March 5, 2019 - 16:00

The term intersectionality is increasingly prominent in widening participation and equality, diversity and inclusion practices in higher education. The MU Athena SWAN Intersectionality Committee and HR Equality organised an interactive discussion about equality, diversity and intersectionality in a higher education setting, relating back to the Equality and Diversity All-Staff Survey 2018 and institutional data. The event gave participants, which included staff, students and colleagues from other HEIs, an opportunity to learn more about intersectionality as a concept and apply it to “real world” situations through a number of hypothetical scenarios related to University life. The event ran as part of Maynooth Social Justice Week 2019

To support engagement and feedback gathering throughout the session, participants used interactive polling software (TurningPoint). Technological support for the event was provided by the Centre for Teaching and Learning (CTL).

Equality and Diversity Report

In 2018, staff participated in the first annual survey on Equality and Diversity. Findings from this survey are now available in the MU Equality and Diversity Report. The purpose of this report is to highlight key achievements in the space of Equality and Diversity across Maynooth University and to celebrate the diversity that exists within our community. Please contact equality@mu.ie if an alternative format is required.