Women in STEMM

The Faculty of Science and Engineering is committed to the advancement and promotion of the careers of women in science, technology, engineering and mathematics.

Athena SWAN

The Athena SWAN Charter has been running since 2005 to encourage and recognise commitment to the advancement and promotion of the careers of women in science, technology, engineering, maths and medicine (STEMM) in higher education and research.

In May 2015 the Charter was expanded to include non-STEMM Schools, professional and support staff, technical staff, and trans staff and students. The Charter now also recognises work undertaken to address gender equality more broadly, and not just barriers to progression that affect women.

The University has been a member of the Charter since 2008 and currently holds a Bronze Award.

We are committed to evidencing a real culture change within the University and our individual Schools. All our STEMM Schools hold Athena SWAN awards. Within the Faculty of Science and Engineering we have two Silver Awards and seven Bronze Awards. 

School of Chemical Engineering and Analytical Sciences - Silver Award
School of Chemistry - Silver Award
School of Computer Science - Bronze Award
School of Earth and Environmental Sciences - Bronze Award
School of Elelectrical and Electronic Engineering - Bronze Award
School of Materials - Bronze Award
School of Mathematics - Bronze Award
School of Mechanical, Aerospace and Civil Engineering - Bronze Award
School of Physics and Astronomy - Bronze Award 

Our commitment to the principles of the Athena SWAN Charter, joined with the growing acknowledgement of the award by research councils, will ensure a diverse and vibrant working environment for all staff and students.


WiSET (Women in Science, Engineering and Technology) is a network for all female students, research and academic staff in the Faculty of Science and Engineering.

WiSET aims to encourage more female graduates to enter and develop careers in science, engineering and technology (SET) fields.

Student coordinators work with staff to arrange a programme of events each year, including industry networking events, skills workshops and industry site visits. Events provide opportunities for students to meet female scientists and engineers who are working in industry and acadamia, in an informal environment.

SET companies are welcome to sponsor WiSET events.

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