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Athena Swan


Welcome to the School of Engineering 'Women in Engineering' pages!

Here, you can learn about all the work going on in the School to support gender equality in engineering disciplines, see profiles of some of the women engineers in the School, find out about our Athena SWAN bronze submission, and also link to external activities, organisations, and sources of information.

Women in Engineering Scholarships Programme

The Women in Engineering Scholarships Programme is open to first year undergraduates when they join us in October 2017:

Supporting women in STEM

The School of Engineering was awarded a Bronze Award from Athena SWAN in 2013. This award recognises the School's commitment to the Athena SWAN goal of advancing women’s careers in STEMM subjects (Science, Technology, Engineering, Maths and Medicine) in higher education and research. The University of Warwick holds an Institutional Silver Award.

The School is committed to the principles of Athena SWAN and wants to achieve an improved gender balance at all levels from student through to academic and research staff.

Athena SWAN Award

Since the School was awarded an Athena SWAN Bronze Award, the School has been working to deliver the action plan, but also to develop initiatives more widely. Particular progress has been made in areas such as:
  • Facilitating flexible working
  • Recruitment processes
  • Induction and welcome for new staff members
  • Better gender representation in brochures, leaflets and at open days
  • Understanding unconscious bias

We are presently working towards our Athena SWAN Silver award.

The School's latest Athena SWAN submission was developed by our Athena SWAN Self Assessment Team:

Chair: Joanna Collingwood, Associate Professor

Secretary: Rachel Grimes, PA to Head of School

Amy Hamson, Senior Administrative Officer

Dave Britnell, Senior Tutor

Rossana Costaldo, PhD Student

Daciana Illiescu, Associate Professor

Georgia Kremmyda, Principal Teaching Fellow

Leandro Pecchia, Assistant Professor
Nigel Stocks, Head of School of Engineering

Nathalie Wride, PhD student

School of Engineering Department Structure

The table below shows the overview population of staff and students at the School of Engineering, including Male and Female headcounts.The data for staff are correct at 01/08/2015 and for students for 2014-15.


Women in Science

As a School we are working hard to promote and encourage women in science, as part of this we are celebrating our own female staff, students and researchers through our Femal Engineers Page. On this page you will find profiles of female members of the School of Engineering, you might find it interesting to read our female engineering profiles.

Other Areas

Career support initiatives

There are University-wide opportunities for networking:

and external groups such as:

Working with the Women's Engineering Society, the IET have created a poster celebrating female engineers. Click the image to download a PDF.

Women in Engineering poster

Women in STEM

The institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) Statistics and facts for women in STEM in the UK between 2012 and 2015. For more statics and facts Click Here.