The University of Sheffield is committed to ensuring equality of opportunity, fairness and respect for all staff.
In order to contribute to existing University targets to increase the representation of women at professorial level, there are a number of initiatives aimed at facilitating female progression.
These pages aim to act as a portal for female progression information. Follow the links below for more information.
|Women Academic Returners' Programme||
The Women Academic Returners' Programme (WARP) is designed to support academics and researchers on their return from maternity leave, and aims to enable women to concentrate on their research activities on return from maternity leave, thus facilitating career development/progression.
The Women@TUoS Network supports initiatives that help women to reach their potential in the Science and Engineering disciplines and links women together to run events, promote women in STEM, share information and develop support. Parents@TUOS (see below) is an example of an initiative which sits within the Network.
|Women Professors Network||
The Women Professors Network aims to provide an informal environment in which to discuss topics of mutual interest and share areas of good practice in a range of areas.
|Female Academic Progression||
Our work on female progression is a major part of our wider equality and inclusion work, with our aim of creating a supportive environment for all, and embedding equality and diversity in every process and level.
|The Portrait of a Woman||
This exciting project celebrates and makes more visible women's achievements within the University and aims to challenge perceptions about women in the workplace.
The Parents@TUOS network aims to support all staff and students through career breaks and share best practice and "how to" tips.
|Women in Engineering||
The Faculty of Engineering Women in Engineering initiative aims to redress gender imbalance and raise the profile of talented female engineers.
It is recognised that gender can have an effect on learning style, and that there are some subjects that are best suited to being delivered in a women-only setting. Visit the Development Everywhere pages for further details.