School of Engineering

Equality & Diversity

Equality and Diversity

Equality and diversity are essential components of our day-to-day operations and long-term ambitions

Our staff and students come from many different cultures and backgrounds

The Deputy Head of School and Operations Manager have responsibility for ensuring equality and diversity is featured in all committee terms of reference and revising our policy on recruitment approaches to both staff appointments and student recruitment

As a University, Faculty, and different engineering discipline groups, we have a strong track record in the Athena SWAN scheme. Athena SWAN exists to advance gender equality with representation, progression and success for all. The University holds a Silver award.

We work to consider other protected characteristics alongside gender, particularly ethnicity and sexual orientation. Initiatives completed across the University include unconscious bias training for interview panels, review of marketing and recruitment materials to promote openness and fairness, and a wide range of events throughout each academic year to allow colleagues to learn about, share and explore different aspects of Equality and Diversity.