UWE Bristol’s Engineering, Design and Mathematics (EDM) department has recently been awarded Athena SWAN Bronze for gender equality.
The Athena SWAN bronze award, handed out by Advance Higher Education, acknowledges organisations commitment and efforts to remove barriers for female progression and creating a gender inclusive environment.
By awarding EDM the Athena Swan Bronze award, the assessors recognised the efforts of the department to bring equity, diversity and inclusion aims to the forefront of our engineering and mathematics teams.
Compared to the sector, EDM already has a diverse staff and student make-up, and is determined to put inclusion at the heart of our new state-of-the-art engineering building due to open in summer 2020, along with the newly refurbished Mathematics learning spaces.
“Supporting students from diverse backgrounds is critical to our teaching teams. We are very proud of our exciting engagement efforts, such as the Leaders Award for schools, BAME Girls into Engineering inspiring people from ethnic minorities, Women Like Me for industry mentoring support, and our amazing student teams such as the Women in Science and Engineering Society.”
“Achieving Bronze Athena SWAN status is hugely important to us as recognition for all these efforts as we work towards the future of engineering and mathematics.”Senior Research Fellow Laura Fogg-Rogers
The award is valid until April 2023.