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Faculty of Engineering

Women in Engineering

The Faculty of Engineering has a strong commitment to supporting women in engineering and computing and this is reflected in the number of female academics and students working and studying within the Faculty.

In fact, over 20% of our taught students are female and we have over 60 female academics working within the faculty, in areas ranging from Infection Control Engineering to Tribology and Surface Engineering to Artificial Intelligence and Natural Language Processing.

We have been commended for our work to support the career development of talented women working in the traditionally male-dominated fields of science, engineering and technology in the form of a prestigious bronze award under the Athena SWAN Charter for Women in Science.

Students in the Faculty have set up their very own Student Women's Engineering Society (WES Leeds), which is affiliated to the UK charity WES.

We have a range of family friendly policies including generous maternity and paternity leave and offer policies to support work life balance.

Our Equality and Inclusion webpage provides links to information on these benefits, support channels and the University's equality services.

If you are interested in joining the Faculty of Engineering our current job opportunities are listed on the University's website.

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Listed below are some organisations, which have been set up specifically to offer advice and guidance to women considering a future career in engineering.

Over 20% of our taught students in the Faculty of Engineering are female.

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Female engineering student

Meet some of our current female students, alumni, and academics in the Faculty of Engineering.

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Athena Swan

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We hold the bronze award under the Athena SWAN Charter for Women in Science.

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The Athena SWAN Charter is supported at a national level by the WISE Campaign for Women into Science, Engineering and Construction and the Equality Challenge Unit.

Find out more about the Women in Science and Engineering campaign and the Leeds Women in Science Engineering and Technology (WiSET) network