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Department of Engineering

Athena SWAN Charter and the Equality Challenge


Department of Engineering is awarded Athena SWAN Bronze

Please note that this award was presented to both Engineering and Computer Science Departments when they were joined as the School of Engineering and Computer Science (ECS).

November 2015

We in ECS congratulate ourselves on having been awarded the Athena SWAN Bronze, and to celebrate this Dr Karen Johnson has structured ECS first of many Women in Engineering and Computing Sciences (WECS), termly informal meetings where the women of ECS, staff and students, will get together to discuss any issues they see relevant to encouraging women to stay in the engineering sector. The first of these meetings will be on Friday 4th December at 1pm in ECS Staff Common Room. If you have any questions about how the School is engaging with Athena Swan, please contact our ECS Athena Swan Representative Dr Katharine Brigham Our Athena Swan action plan is available and if anyone wishes to provide helpful comment it would be most welcome. Pictured left, ECS's Dr Sarah Drummond with Professor Dame Julia Higgins FRS FREng at the award ceremony in London.

More details about Athena Swan awards can be found at: http://www.ecu.ac.uk/equality-charters/athena-swan/