Equality, Diversity and Inclusion

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Welcome to the Anatomy Disciplines Equality, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) page. The aim is to ensure that Discipline has the best working environment and opportunities for all our staff, undergraduate and postgraduate students. Anatomy teaches over 800 undergraduate and postgraduate students from all over the world, this diversity of our student body enriches the educational experience for everyone. Anatomy supports the EDI mission of Trinity College Dublin.

A primary goal in Trinity's Strategic Plan  is to “foster an ever more diverse and inclusive community”  

The School of Medicine (SoM) embeds this into a number of actions in its Strategic Plan 2021-2016 SoM Strategic Plan The School of Medicine has been awarded the Athena Swan Bronze Award for its commitment to gender equality. The Athena Swan Charter is a framework which is used to support and transform gender equality within higher education and research. 

The Faculty of Health Sciences (FHS) is a strong advocate for Equality, Diversity and Inclusion, it includes an Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Group Health Science Faculty EDI Group and has a number of initiatives actively supporting EDI. Some excellent resources for staff and students of the FHS are available here FHS EDI Resources  

The following is a list of some resources on various aspects of EDI from across the College, that may be helpful as an initial guide, or a signpost to further information and support on a particular topic.   

  • The Equality Office has an EDI Calendar for significant events throughout the Academic Year. It can be helpful to be aware these may impact students.
  • Trinity is committed to supporting its diverse staff and student body within an environment free from discrimination, bullying, and harassment, and expects all members of the College Community to create a respectful positive working environment for all. See full Dignity and Respect Policy 
  • Trinity is committed to ensuring communication is accessible to everybody. In brief, this includes verbal, written, digital learning and organised events. Full policy is available here Accessible Information
  • Trinity is committed to recognising and supporting an individual’s gender expression and identity Trinity was recognised by a Special Recognition Award in the GLEN Workplace Equality Index Awards 2015 for its commitment and work in supporting gender expression.
  • The Equality Office offer a comprehensive range of excellent EDI training supports to assist staff to increase their knowledge and awareness of EDI topics and issues.  
  • Trinity has a number of policies relating to maternity, paternity, adoption, parental leave, carer’s leave, career breaks and sick leave which can be found on Human Resources Students can avail of parent and caring supports which also details staff responsibilities to students.
  • Trinity has an on-site day nursery, which is open to children of both staff and students. This service is available from 8.00 am to 6.00 pm during term time, and 8.00 am to 5:15 pm during summer time.
  • Trinity has policies on Breastfeeding to support breastfeeding mothers. Staff who are breastfeeding can take one hour per day to do so, and this arrangement is available for as long as the mother chooses or until the child is two years old.
  • Trinity has a blended working policy which is a combination of working from the employer's work premises and working remotely. The policy allows for a level of flexibility for individual Schools and Departments in its implementation. 
  • Trinity’s Disability Service has a range of student access, teaching and exam supports. Its mission is to create an accessible, transformational, educational environment in an interdependent University community and provide a platform for innovation and inclusion. Information for staff supporting students is also available disability information for staff