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Equality, Diversity and Inclusion

ATU is committed to creating an environment where diversity is celebrated.

Atlantic Technological University is committed to being a diverse, equal and inclusive university and is making progress on embedding equality, diversity and inclusion (EDI) across everything we do. This ensures we can all work and learn in an environment defined by dignity and respect, where diversity is celebrated and everyone is treated fairly, regardless of gender, age, race, disability, ethnic origin, religion, sexual orientation, civil status, family status, membership of the travelling community or socio-economic status. 

At ATU, we want to develop and implement initiatives, policies and procedures that support and embed equality, diversity and inclusion in the university.  The promotion of equality, diversity and inclusion is the responsibility of all members of the ATU community and will contribute to creating a safe and welcoming environment where everyone can contribute and bring their full identity to work and study. 

We are currently working on our EDI Policy for the university and will publish it here when it is agreed.  Pending the approval of the ATU policy, the EDI policies from the three legacy Institutes will prevail. 

The ATU Inclusion Calendar 2022-23 has been developed to support ATU staff and students to recognise and celebrate a variety of occasions throughout the academic year. It includes some UN Days in addition to commonly recognised visibility and pride days. 

This calendar is not intended as an exhaustive list, as there are many more days, celebrations and religious holidays that could be included in future calendars or lists. The ATU EDI Office provides this list to support staff in being cognisant of various religious traditions and significant days. Please get in contact with ATU EDI Office if you have any feedback or suggestions for occasions that should be marked in future (edi@atu.ie).