About LivWiSE (Liverpool Women in Science and Engineering)

Who We are

Steering Group

Useful Resources

LivWiSE home page


Who we are

LivWiSE (Liverpool Women in Science & Engineering) is a joint initiative by the Faculties of Science and Engineering at the University of Liverpool. We work closely with the University of Liverpool Athena Swan and the Equality and Diversity Networks.

LivWiSE has been created to raise the profile and interaction between women in Engineering and Science and provides events and opportunities for networking, mentoring and enable members to develop an active forum to exchange experiences and ideas.

Members of LivWiSE range in age and experience, from students and academics to alumni and business people who are involved in any aspect of engineering, science or technology.  Membership is open to both women and men at Liverpool’s Universities who are involved in any aspect of engineering, science or technology. We also welcome corporate members.

Steering Group

Founded in 2013, Liverpool Women in Science & Engineering (LivWiSE) steering group meets regularly and reports into the Executive Pro Vice Chancellor for Science and Engineering.  Members of the steering group include industry partners, staff and students to ensure that there is a wide representation from all levels within the University and those involved with women in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths).

We welcome anyone interested in joining the steering group, especially from any STEM areas of the University not currently represented.  For enquiries about the steering group please email

The steering group aims to:
•    Establish a calendar of events to include lectures and networking opportunities
•    Develop a mentorship scheme for members of LivWiSE
•    Identify and promote personal and career development opportunities
•    improve the recruitment and retention of women in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths)
•    Produce a website for online promotion
•    Promote, publicise and celebrate all successes of Women in Engineering and Science (past and present)
•    Act as ambassadors for LivWiSE, to raise its profile, publicise its work and develop links and relationships with other STEM networks to exchange ideas and develop opportunities
•    Manage the society’s budget

Useful resources

Women in science, technology, engineering and mathematics: a strategy for Scotland - April 2012
The Royal Society of Edinburgh

The UKRC's UK Statistics Guide on Women in Science, Engineering, Technology and the Built Environment
WISE -Women in Science and Engineering - Data analysis using a conceptual framework for gender segregation in SET. Published in 2010, the Guide aims to aid benchmarking and monitoring of progress against a number of indicators from the areas of secondary and higher education, vocational training, employment and gender pay, leadership and public engagement

UKRC - WISE Research Reports - a selection of reports regarding women in STEM


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