Everyone, regardless of background, can learn, work, belong, and succeed in education. Equality Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) is about fostering an inclusive, diverse, safe and respectful culture. 

The School of Chemical and Biopharmaceutical Sciences is committed to providing a positive working environment for all staff and students as well as celebrating diversity within the School community and promoting an environment where equality of opportunity is created for all.

This webpage will highlight EDI information and initiatives in the School.


  • The RISE programme
  • The Chemistry of Equality - All Ireland Network for Gender Equality in Chemistry
  • The Pathways programme
  • Outreach activities
  • Accessible Laboratory 

E-learning modules

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Guides for networks, groups and committees

Use these short guides to support you when running events, managing committees and communicating information and to help make sure you're promoting inclusion and diversity.

making-your-events-inclusive.pdf (

making-your-committees-inclusive-and-diverse.pdf (

how-to-make-your-communications-inclusive.pdf (

participant-agreement-slide.pptx (

Athena SWAN (Scientific Women’s Academic Network) is a charter established and managed by the British Equality Challenge Unit in 2005 that recognises and celebrates good practice towards the advancement of gender equality: representation, progression and success for all. The Athena SWAN charter was established to encourage and recognise commitment to advancing the careers of women in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) employment in higher education and research.

In the School of Chemical and Biopharmaceutical Sciences we encourage all staff to consider how they may be influenced by their unconscious bias. Find out more about unconscious bias and how we help staff and students to better understand it and work against it.

What is unconscious bias?

Unconscious Bias occurs due to our brains using our background, personal experiences and cultural environment to make very quick judgements and assessments of people and situations. We are often not aware that we have these unconscious views and opinions but they will be influencing our thoughts and decisions.

Implicit bias and fair decision-making (

How can I learn more about my own unconscious bias?

There are a number of useful online resources that can help you understand unconscious bias:

The University offers a number of family leave options to staff. Further information can be obtained at

Counselling services for Students and Staff are available to assist with personal and work related problems.

The School of Chemical and Biopharmaceutical Sciences is dedicated to supporting staff and students who identify as LGBT+ and creating an inclusive community where everyone feels comfortable and safe.


For our LGBT+ colleagues and students, the pronouns we use for them are a big part of their identity. We can show we care by using the right ones and sharing our own.  Learn more about use of Pronouns at the following resources.

   Resources on Personal Pronouns

  • Winter Get-Together for Staff 

TU Dublin Employee Engagement will be holding an informal, cross-campus, staff Winter Get-Together. 

“This is an opportunity to connect with colleagues and get in to the festive spirit. There will be light refreshments and festive treats provided.” 

Festive jumpers encouraged, in aid of the TU Dublin Christmas appeal, donating to Childhood Cancer Ireland, Mary’s Meals, and Saint Vincent de Paul. Spot prize for most festive jumper (extra points for homemade/sustainable outfits!) 

Thursday, December 14 

From 13:30 


Grangegorman: Central Quad Foyer 

Tallaght: Staff Room 

Blanchardstown: LINC Café 

Aungier Street: AST 2048 & Staff Room 

Bolton Street: Room 381


  • Guest lecture by Hugo MacNeill OBE on "Inclusive 3rdLevel Education for People with an Intellectual Disability",  Monday 8th January 2024, 11:00-12:00, Room 022, Tallaght campus

Hugo MacNeill OBE is a past international rugby player and former director of Goldman Sachs.  More recently, Hugo continues to be a strong advocate for people with an intellectual disability in 3rd level education and in employment.  He will visit TU Dublin's Tallaght campus on Monday 8th Jan 2024 at 11am to talk about his experiences working with Trinity's Centre for People with Intellectual Disability (TCPID) and the benefits of employing graduates with intellectual disability in enterprise.  Please join us for the talk and refreshments afterwards in room 022 of the main Tallaght building.

Please register your availability to attend via Eventbrite here.

Suggestions and feedback from the School community on all EDI issues are welcome, so please make contact with the School’s EDI champion if there is something you would like to bring to our attention: 

EDI Champion:      

Dr. Maureen Walsh