We are dedicated to the University’s ethos of supporting and advancing equality and diversity in all areas.
The Athena SWAN charter recognises the advancement of gender equality: representation, progression and success for all.
- We fully embrace the principles of gender equality across Science, Technology, Engineering, Medicine and Mathematics (STEMM). We have a strong record of graduate employment in all these areas and aim to ensure that all of our students can expect to have a choice of exciting professional engineering careers.
- In the most recent REF exercise, much of our research was judged to be internationally excellent or of world-leading quality. In addition, all of our students benefit from learning in our award-winning work-space, which offers industry-standard office and laboratory accommodation for our staff and students.
- Historically, female representation across our staff and student body have been below that of the sector best and this is a trend that we wish to rectify.
- To redress this imbalance, the Department is actively promoting the increased uptake of careers in the engineering profession by women. We are delivering this through our industrially-sponsored research, business partnerships and our public-facing profile. In recognition of our actions to achieve gender equality, the department was awarded an Athena SWAN Bronze award in April 2018.