Equality, diversity and inclusion

The school is committed to equality, diversity and inclusion (ED&I). Our aim is to build an inclusive community that actively attracts a diverse range of people and supports staff and students to achieve their potential.


Our commitment

We believe that diversity in all its forms delivers greater impact in our research and teaching and enhances the experience of our students. Our main focus is to increase the proportion of female engineers, addressing the current drastic under-representation.

Read the Faculty of Engineering's commitment in full

Athena SWAN

The Athena SWAN charter recognises excellence in higher education employment in the STEM subjects (Science, Technology, Engineering, Maths and Medicine) and specifically promotes gender equality.

Read our submissions

Chemical and Biological Engineering

Materials Science and Engineering

Alumni stories

Rachael Lowe

Equality, Diversity & Inclusion: Rachael's Story

Rachael Lowe Class of 2021

This is Rachael - she is a Chemical Engineering alumna who hasn't let her disability hold her back in pursuing her dream of becoming an engineer. She is now going on to complete a PhD and this is her story.

Nimi Oladapo

Equality, Diversity & Inclusion: Nimi's Story

Nimi Oladapo Class of 2020

This is Nimi - she is a Chemical & Biological Engineering alumna and here she talks about how important it is to her that people from all backgrounds have equal access to explore engineering as a career; why she chose Sheffield and what her experiences have been as a black woman at the University of Sheffield. This is her story.

A global reputation

Sheffield is a research university with a global reputation for excellence. We're a member of the Russell Group: one of the 24 leading UK universities for research and teaching.