Department of Mechanical Engineering Athena SWAN commitment
We hold the Athena SWAN silver award for our commitment to gender equality and inclusivity.
Mechanical engineering has an important role in addressing challenges in society, industry and the environment. We are committed to educating the next generation of engineers, and leading research to make the world a better place. But we can only meet these global challenges if we recognise, nurture and harness the talent of all. This is why we embrace diversity and promote gender equality across all communities in our department.
We want to attract the best teaching, research and support staff and value their contribution regardless of gender. We also recognise the challenges female staff still face in advancing their careers in academia. We are dedicated to changing this work culture in ways including raising awareness, staff recruitment and career development opportunities.