Women in the College of Engineering


The College of Engineering is committed to ensuring gender balance in the workplace for the STEMM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics, Medicine) subjects in higher education and research by developing good employment practices and recognising the commitment to advancing women’s careers in STEMM academia.

Athena SWAN

The Athena SWAN Charter was established in 2005 to encourage and recognise commitment to advancing the careers of women in STEMM employment in higher education and research.

In May 2015 the charter was expanded to recognise work undertaken in arts, humanities, social sciences, business and law (AHSSBL), and in professional and support roles, and for trans staff and students. The charter now recognises work undertaken to address gender equality more broadly, and not just barriers to progression that affect women.

The College of Engineering is working towards its Athena SWAN Bronze award.

Click here to find out more about the Athena SWAN Charter.