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This is the place where women in engineering and architecture thrive.

We are a diverse, inclusive and friendly community ready to welcome you. 

Did you know we are the first university in the UK to be awarded the Athena Swan Gold Award and were the first engineering department in the UK to be awarded an Athena Swan Gold Award ‘for excellence in advancing gender equality across higher education and research’? We still retain this important accreditation today and are proud to continue to champion women in engineering.

We want to encourage more girls and women to fulfil their potential, whether you’re interested in studying or working in engineering and architecture. We’ll support you whichever path you choose, from undergraduate and postgraduate study to research, academia, technical services, administration and management. 

We believe that diversity in engineering is a necessity, because diverse teams bring together different perspectives and creative approaches which ensure that solutions can be for the many, rather than a few.

You might be interested to know that the university also has Bronze Race Equality Charter status, which recognises advancing race equality in higher education and were the joint-first university to pledge support to the Technician Commitment, which aims to support technical staff in higher education and research.

 

 

 

Meet some of our women in engineering

Melissa Maher
Melissa Maher

Postgraduate research student in the Food, Water, Waste research group

Meet Melissa
Dr Hannah Constantin
Dr Hannah Constantin

Laboratory Technician

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Dr Tania Mendonca
Dr Tania Mendonca

Research Fellow in the Optics and Photonics research group

Meet Tania
 

 

Dr Katy J. McKenzie
Dr Katy J. McKenzie

Senior Technical Manager in Chemical and Environmental Engineering, Deputy Director of Equality, Diversity and Inclusion, and Co-Chair of the Women's Staff Network

Meet Katy
Dr Paloma Paleo Cageao
Dr Paloma Paleo Cageao

Research Development Manager in the Engineering Research and Knowledge Exchange team

Meet Paloma
Professor Carol Eastwick
Professor Carol Eastwick

Professor of Mechanical Engineering and Head of the Gas Turbine and Transmissions Research Centre

Meet Carol
 

 

Yulun Lyu
Yulun Lyu

Postgraduate research student in the Composites research group

Meet Yulun
Dr Wigdan Kisha
Dr Wigdan Kisha

Technical Specialist in the Department of Chemical and Environmental Engineering

Meet Wigdan
Dr Rebecca Shaw
Dr Rebecca Shaw

Project Manager for the Gas Turbine and Transmissions Research Centre and the University Technology Centre in Gas Turbine Transmission Systems

Meet Rebecca
 

 

Amy Pearson
Amy Pearson

Bioprocess Engineering Technician

Meet Amy
Dr Liliana de Lillo
Dr Liliana de Lillo

Royal Academy of Engineering Senior Research Fellow and Director of The Thinking Pod innovations (TTPi)

Meet Liliana
Dr Mirabelle D'Cruz
Dr Mirabelle D'Cruz

Head of the Engineering Research and Knowledge Exchange team

Meet Mirabelle
 

 

Dr Louise Brown
Dr Louise Brown

Assistant Professor in Mechanical, Materials and Manufacturing Engineering and member of the Composites research group

Meet Louise
Dr Setia Hermawati
Dr Setia Hermawati

Senior Research Fellow in the Human Factors research group

Meet Setia
Dr Sobia Qazi
Dr Sobia Qazi

Teaching Associate, Disability Liaison Officer, Destinations Officer, and Deputy Admissions Officer in the Department of Foundation Engineering and Physical Sciences. Faculty BAME Champion for the BAME Staff Network.

Meet Sobia
 

 

 

 

Our award-winning women

 

 

 

 

 

Women's networks at the university

  • Women's Staff Network – Join this confidential forum to network, support and discuss issues that matter to staff who identify as women.
  • Women's Student Network – Come together in a safe space for students who self-identify as women. Discuss the issues affecting them and campaign to improve their student experience.
  • Women's Engineering Society – Get involved in a student led society creating a community of female engineers across all engineering disciplines and STEM related sectors. Fully affiliated with the professional organisation Women's Engineering Society (WES). 

 

 

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