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Women in Engineering

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Welcome to the School of Engineering 'Women in Engineering' pages!


Here, you can learn about all the work going on in the School to support gender equality in engineering disciplines, see profiles of some of the women engineers in the School, find out about our Athena SWAN bronze submission, and also link to external activities, organisations, and sources of information.

Women in Engineering Scholarships Programme

The Women in Engineering Scholarships Programme has now closed to applications.

Supporting women in STEM

The School of Engineering was awarded a Bronze Award from Athena SWAN in 2013. This award recognises the School's commitment to the Athena SWAN goal of advancing women’s careers in STEMM subjects (Science, Technology, Engineering, Maths and Medicine) in higher education and research. The University of Warwick holds an Institutional Silver Award.

The School is committed to the principles of Athena SWAN and wants to achieve an improved gender balance at all levels from student through to academic and research staff.

Athena SWAN Award

Since the School was awarded an Athena SWAN Bronze Award in 2013, the School has done a lot of work towards the action plan especially around:
  • Recruitment Processes
  • Induction and welcome for new staff members
  • Better gender representation in brochures, leaflets and at open days

We recognise that there is still a lot of work to do, in November 2015 we applied for an Athena SWAN Silver award. For this award we have detailed the work we have done to date and how this has had an impact and will be evidencing our continued commitment to promoting gender equality through further initiatives.

The School's Athena SWAN submission was developed by our Athena SWAN Self Assessment Team:

Chair: Joanna Collingwood, Associate Professor

Secretary: Amy Hamson, Administrative Officer (HR)

Dave Britnell, Senior Tutor

Rossana Costaldo, PhD Student

Sarah Chen, Undergraduate Student

Kayleigh Hyslop, Administrative Assistant

Daciana Illiescu, Associate Professor

Mike Jennings, Assistant Professor

Georgia Kremmyda, Principal Teaching Fellow

Leandro Pecchia, Assistant Professor

Nigel Stocks, Head of School of Engineering

Nathalie Wride, PhD student

Behrouz Zafari, Research Fellow

School of Engineering Department Structure

The table below shows the overview population of staff and students at the School of Engineering, including Male and Female headcounts.The data for staff are correct at 01/08/2015 and for students for 2014-15.

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Women in Science

As a School we are working hard to promote and encourage women in science, as part of this we are celebrating our own female staff, students and researchers through our Femal Engineers Page. On this page you will find profiles of female members of the School of Engineering, you might find it interesting to read our female engineering profiles.

Other Areas


Career support initiatives

There are University-wide opportunities for networking:

and external groups such as:

Working with the Women's Engineering Society, the IET have created a poster celebrating female engineers. Click the image to download a PDF.

Women in Engineering poster

Women in STEM

The institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) Statistics and facts for women in STEM in the UK between 2012 and 2015. For more statics and facts Click Here.

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