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.

2014

  • 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 

2013

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

2012

  • 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