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Athena SWAN at the School of

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.


Welcome to
Women in Engineering!

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:
who is your inspiration?

Profiles of our Women in Engineering


Women in STEMM

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, Mathematics and Medicine) in higher education and research. The University of Warwick holds an Institutional Silver Award.

International Women in Engineering Day


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 Female Engineers Page -- you might find it interesting to read the profiles of some of our Women in Engineering.


Athena SWAN

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 -- meet our team:

Joanna Collingwood, Claire Algar, Sandra Beaufoy, Amir Ben-Romdhane, Jake Brooks, Rossana Castaldo, Gill Cooke, Carys Evans, Julie Freemantle, Rachel Grimes, Amy Hamson, Daciana Iliescu, Georgia Kremmyda, Peter Lever, Duncan Lockerby, Leandro Pecchia, Adrian Seymour, Nigel Stocks, Kathryn Thompson, David Towers, Caroline Whitehouse, Natalie Wride


HR Excellence in Research logo


Stonewall Diversity Champion logo


ECU Member logo


ECU Race Charter Member logo


ECU Gender Charter Member logo


silver logo


Resources and inspiration


Our facts and figures

The table below shows the overview population of staff and students at the School of Engineering, including Male and Female headcount. The data for staff are correct at 01/08/2018 and for students for 30/10/2018.