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Athena SWAN

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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 silver submission, and also link to external activities, organisations, and sources of information.

Women in Engineering:
who is your inspiration?

Women in STEMM

The School of Engineering was awarded a Silver Award from Athena SWAN in 2019. 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.

Women in Engineering
Scholarships Programme

The Women in Engineering Scholarships Programme is open to first year undergraduates when they join us in October 2020.

Read more about our Women in Engineering Scholars Programme...

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 and you will soon be able to read the profiles of some of our Women in Engineering.

Athena SWAN

The School of Engineering is delighted to announce that it has been successful in its application for the Athena SWAN Silver charter mark. This marks the 6th year that the School has been an Athena SWAN award recipient, having held Bronze since 2013. Silver is only awarded where there is robust and sustained evidence of robust and sustained evidence of cultural change in a department.

The School's application evidenced increased gender diversity at all levels, and showed that initiatives to support better work-life balance are being welcomed and used by staff irrespective of gender.

Read more about the School's commitment to Equality and Diversity (E&D).

Resources and inspiration

HR Excellence in Research logo

Stonewall Diversity Champion logo

ECU Member logo

ECU Race Charter Member logo

ECU Gender Charter Member logo

silver logo

Our facts and figures

The table below shows an overview of the female population of staff and students in the School of Engineering; the data was correct at 23/11/2022.