Women in Engineering
Our Women in Engineering initiative aims to redress the gender imbalance of the discipline. Women are currently underrepresented in engineering – a fact that leads to a loss of talent and innovation in the discipline. Perceptions of engineering can act as a barrier to women entering the field of engineering.
Raising the profile of talented female engineers and widening the general understanding of engineering are key targets of the programme. We're also making innovative changes to our working culture to ensure we have an environment where both women and men thrive through academic and personal achievement.
The world needs more female engineers.
Athena SWAN news
The Departments of Computer Science, Materials Science Engineering and Civil and Structural Engineering within the Faculty of Engineering have all been given an Athena SWAN bronze award which recognises a solid foundation for eliminating gender bias and developing an inclusive culture that values all staff. The University as a whole has once again been awarded an Athena SWAN bronze award.
Our activities include: