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
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 our commitment in full.
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 Women in Engineering
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
Our International Women in Engineering Day celebration event will be held online on Tuesday 23rd June. A Taste of Engineering Imagination is a snippet of what we usually do each year at our outreach event at the Winter Garden, Sheffield and we welcome all 7-10 year olds (or anyone interested in learning about engineering) to see what we get up to.
Meet the Faculty Equality, Diversity & Inclusion team
Professor Gwen Reilly
Faculty Director of Equality, Diversity and Inclusion
Mrs Sue Armstrong
Deputy Director of Equality, Diversity and Inclusion
Mrs Anne Hayes
Equality, Diversity & Inclusion Officer
Faculty of Engineering
Frederick Mappin Building