Key initiatives within the Materials Science and Engineering Department are focused on promoting equality within our workplace, and developing an inclusive and thriving environment for all our students and staff.


  • Founding of Researchers Forum, to promote Career Development and Networking within our PDRA, Research Fellow and Early Career Path Academics community.
  • E & D Website development 
  • Review of staff E & D training 


  • Athena Swan Bronze Award for Materials Science & Engineering
  • Departmental Review of gender equality
  • UG Admissions and Outreach activities 


  • Founding of Successful Women in Materials (SWIM) action to promote female Career Development and Networking within Materials Science and Engineering.
  • Preparation for Athena Swan Accreditation
  • First networking events