The Athena SWAN charter recognises excellence in HE employment in the STEMM subjects; Science, Technology, Engineering, Maths and Medicine and specifically promotes gender equality.

The University of Sheffield is a member of the charter, currently holding an Athena Swan Bronze award. In order to extend this commitment to an equitable working environment, 21 departments across STEM at the university are going for individual awards.

The Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering have been awarded a Silver Award. It involved reflecting on working practices and culture and creating a development plan for the future. Going for the award is an important process and involves engaging staff in the departments. As a result of the process, action is being taken to promote truly innovative working environments that allow both men and women to thrive.

Dr Annette Taylor is the Athena SWAN champion in CBE, for more information contact

Find out more about:

Athena SWAN

Visit the website to find out more about Athena SWAN, and the Silver Award we've achieved. 

Women in Engineering

The Faculty of Engineering at the University of Sheffield are currently running a Women in Engineering initiative, which aims to redress the gender imbalance of the discipline.