Women in engineering

Women have traditionally been under-represented in engineering disciplines, but through the Faculty's support network for female academics and the promotion of gender diversity, all our staff are able to achieve their potential as engineers.

The Faculty champions the excellent work produced by our female staff across engineering, whether they are a senior member of staff or just starting out in their career, and aims to present engineering as an attractive career choice to young women.

The Faculty has three departments with silver athena swan awards (Chemical Engineering, Earth Science & Engineering and Materials) and one department with a bronze award (Computing). These awards recognise the Faculty's work to ensure it provides a good place for women to work and study. Our outreach projects are also designed to reflect the diversity across the Faculty and to encourage young women to enjoy engineering.

Our staff are core to the Faculty's success, and it is through our vibrant community and divserse workplace that we are able to produce the world class teaching and research for which the Faculty is known.

Women in Engineering Network

The Women in Engineering forum meets termly and provides an environment for women across the Faculty to socialise and discuss a range of topics from career progression, overcoming obstacles and recognising achievements.

To find out more about the forum, please contact Ireti Webb.


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