Equality, Diversity & Inclusion
The Faculty of Engineering 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.
Equality, Diversity & Inclusion Strategy
The Faculty of Engineering is committed to Equality, Diversity and Inclusion. We will work to create an inclusive environment that attracts and supports a diverse range of talented staff and students and fosters equal opportunity for everyone to achieve their potential. Read our commitment.
Our departments work incredibly hard for Athena Swan status and many have achieved either bronze or silver and continue to work towards ensuring female engineers have the maximum opportunity to advance in their career. Read about departmental submissions and Champions.
Supporting a Community
Wall of Women
Our wall of women is a bank of videos and profiles of all the amazing female engineers that have passed through the corridors of the faculty either as staff or student.
Women in Engineering Student Society
The faculty has actively supported the society since it's inception in 2012 and they are essential to the Women in Engineering initiative as they are the students who go out to schools and inspire the next generation of engineers.
International Women in Engineering Day
We held our 8th Engineering Imagination event in celebration of International Women in Engineering Day on Saturday 19th June 2021. Aimed at primary school children our pre-recorded interactive videos are designed to fire up creativity and curiosity of what engineering is and what engineers do.
From updating our Race Equality Strategy and Action Plan in 2021 which aims at improving the representation, progression and success of our BAME students and staff, to opening and supporting respectful dialogue exploring these difficult issues, we are committed to improving race equality.
The LGBT+ Staff Network provides a space for LGBT+ staff and PhD students at the University of Sheffield (and all associated services) to come together to socialise, share information, and support one another.
Wellbeing in Engineering
Wellbeing is important in the faculty, so we have created a new Wellbeing Room for those who need to take some time out. Mick Berry is also the new Student Wellbeing Advisor in the Faculty providing support for students who are experiencing low level mental health and wellbeing difficulties.
Meet the Faculty Equality, Diversity & Inclusion team
Faculty Director of Equality, Diversity and Inclusion
Senior Lecturer in the Department of Computer Science
Mrs Sue Armstrong
Deputy Director of Equality, Diversity and Inclusion
Faculty of Engineering
Frederick Mappin Building