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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 & 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.

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

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For further information about Athena SWAN activities at the University of Leeds visit www.leeds.ac.uk/athenaswan