Equality, Diversity and Inclusion

Welcome to IT Sligo’s Equality, Diversity and Inclusion webpage.

IT Sligo is committed to creating an environment where diversity is celebrated and everyone is treated with dignity and respect regardless of gender, age, race, disability, ethnic origin, religion, sexual orientation, civil status, family status, or membership of the travelling community.

The Institute’s Strategic Plan sets out these ambitions;

 • A culture that champions respect, equality, inclusion and diversity

 • Aims to achieve a management team which has a minimum of 40% male and 40% female members

 • Aims to promotes equality, diversity and inclusion and provide for staff wellbeing and work-life balance

This website provides details of the range of actions and initiatives that the Institute is taking to promote equality and human rights, accessible via the menu on the righthand side of the page.

Gender equality is a current priority given the under-representation of women at senior levels in IT Sligo, as is the case across the higher education sector. IT Sligo has signed up to the Athena SWAN Charter and is currently undertaking an assessment of gender equality within the Institute which will lead to the preparation of an action plan to address the key issues. The Institute plans to apply for an Athena SWAN Institutional bronze award in November 2020.

If, as a member of staff or student, you have any ideas or would like to become involved in promoting equality and human rights please feel free to contact me.

    Tom Reilly
    EDI Manager
    Tel:+353 (0) 71 930 5849

Useful Links

Advance HE Athena SWAN Charter

Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission

Higher Education Authority Gender Profiles

The Trinity Centre for Gender Equality and Leadership, Trinity College Dublin, have developed a set of Unconscious Bias resources