Athena Swan Charter

Promoting career opportunities for women in STEM Subjects

The School of Engineering has been awarded Athena Swan Silver Award in Dec 2021 and through its new Silver Action plan we continue to address challenges associated with staff in engineering.

The Athena initiative is supported at the highest levels of the Faculty, with the developments and actions led by senior staff and designed for female members of staff in relation to transparency of information for career progression, appraisal, equal opportunities, networking, mentoring and work-life balance.

The Athena SWAN principles also play a significant part in the Faculty’s contribution to ‘Achieving Institutional Excellence’ (AEI), which is intended to engage staff at all levels in innovating and improving the way the institution functions.


Athena SwanFor further information on Athena SWAN within the School please contact:

  • Dr Maulik Patel - Chair of the School's Athena Swan working group
  • Andrea Wall - Management Services team leader and member of the School's Athena Swan working group