Supporting good practice

The Department of Engineering Design and Mathematics is a Good Practice Supporter.

Athena SWAN Charter for Women in Science

Both men and women benefit from good practice, however, women in particular are adversely affected by bad practice. Athena SWAN is a recognition scheme of excellence in Science Technology Engineering Mathematics and Medicine (STEMM) in women's employment in Higher Education.

The Department was awarded a Bronze Athena SWAN award in April 2015. View our submission document and action plan.

Activities the Department is doing to support women in STEMM

  • Women into Engineering school outreach events
  • Supporting staff and students to attend events run by professional bodies e.g. the Women’s Engineering Society
  • Aiming to ensure that we represent the Department accurately in terms of gender balance in our print and web media, and celebrate the achievements of our female students and staff equally with our male students and staff.
  • Supporting the UWE Women Researchers’ Mentoring Network.

Athena SWAN Self Assessment team

Terms of reference

View the Self Assessment team terms of reference.

Find out more about the University's achievement of Athena SWAN status and our commitment to Athena SWAN principles.  

London Mathematical Society Good Practice Scheme

London Good Practice Scheme

The Department of Engineering Design and Mathematics has signed up to the five principles laid out in the London Mathematical Society Good Practice Scheme:

  • a robust organisational framework to deliver equality of opportunity and reward
  • appointment, promotion and selection processes and procedures that encourage men and women to apply for academic posts at all levels
  • departmental structures and systems that enable men and women to progress and continue in their careers
  • departmental organisation, structure, management arrangements and culture that are open, inclusive and transparent and encourage the participation of all staff 
  • flexible approaches and provisions that encompass the working day, the working year and a working life and enable individuals, at all career and life stages, to maximise their contribution to mathematics, their department and institution. 

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