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Agenda and notes from Athena SWAN self-assessment team meetings can be found at the bottom of this page.


TCD School of Chemistry are delighted to host an Athena SWAN Women in Chemistry Seminar and Networking event at 1pm in the Science Lecture Theatre, in the Old Chemistry Building on Wednesday February 13th. Prof. Sylvia Draper will provide an introduction on the struggles that face women pursuing careers in academia and the work that the School has undertaken to lower and remove these barriers. This will then be followed by a talk from Dr. Gemma-Louise Davies, a PhD graduate of TCD Chemistry and a current lecturer in Materials Chemistry in University College London, on her path into academia and the challenges she has faced. 

A light lunch and tea/coffee will be provided in the tea room following the talk, allowing time for questions and networking. Please register for the event via the Eventbrite link below:


Symposium celebrates the contribution of women in Chemistry:

Event aimed to inspire younger female researchers by celebrating the ways in which Trinity graduates have impacted the field of chemistry.

In the first subject specific event of its kind in Trinity College Dublin, the School of Chemistry celebrated the varied achievements of female Chemists in a half-day symposium supported by the Royal Society of Chemistry and the College’s Equality Fund.

The goal of the event, entitled ‘Past, Present and Future: The Multiple Roles of TCD Women Chemists,’ was to inspire younger researchers to take the personal steps that would make a difference to them in furthering their careers.  4 of the speakers were former Ph.D. graduates of the School who had gone on to use their Chemistry in a variety of ways.

Panel Discussion Members: P. Colavita, E. Champeil, M. Kelly, Y. Traynor, P. Arnold, V. Nicolosi, C. Cardin


Postgraduate and undergraduate GradLink events:

Events organised to expose current students to career possibilities. Ph.D. graduates of the School of Chemistry returned to discuss their careers.All undergraduate or postgraduate students in the School were invited to separate events (undergrad or postgrad GradLink) to expose them to the type of careers graduates of the School follow.


Agenda and notes of Athena SWAN self-assessment team meetings:

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Meetings 9-12 were focussed on preparation of the Athena SWAN 2018 application. Meeting 13 was an all-school meeting to communicate and discuss new actions arising out of our 2018 submission.