The Faculty of Engineering has received a prestigious Athena SWAN Silver Award from the Equality Challenge Unit, the national body that promotes equality in the higher education sector. The Silver Award is given in recognition of the strong and continued commitment to gender equality in the Faculty and reflects the significant progress made over the past five years.
The award represents the combined efforts of all five schools inthe Faculty and has been awarded only two and a half years after achieving the first stage Bronze award. The Silver Award demonstrates that the Faculty has taken positive actions to ensure that policies, processes and ethos all promote an equal and inclusive environment for work and study.
Over 20% of staff and students in the faculty are female, and over the past five years our actions have resulted in positive changes in a number of areas