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Women in Engineering

The University prides itself on having been the first non-denominational teacher training college for women, established in 1885 to provide support to women pursuing their careers, a principle shared with Athena SWAN vision.

Equality and diversity

A wealth of opportunities for students who identify as a woman

Engineering and other STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) subjects in the UK are traditionally known to comprise a significant gender imbalance. Here in the department of Engineering, we aim to remedy this. We want all students who identify as a woman, to recognise the vast number of opportunities available to them. We want to inspire and encourage women from diverse backgrounds and ensure there is a fair and equitable learning environment for all. 

There are many exciting opportunities in the innovative and dynamic world of engineering. We provide a bridge to those opportunities in offering advanced education, bespoke training, and career enhancing upskilling in various fields of engineering, including biomedical engineering, electrical engineering, and mechanical engineering. We want women to embrace these opportunities with open arms and join our department so that they can realise their true potential.

The department holds a Bronze Athena SWAN award

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Edge Hill University is a member of the Athena Swan Charter and currently holds an institutional Bronze Athena SWAN Award.

Established in 2012, our department is fully committed to equality and diversity principles. We see Athena SWAN award as a key driver for further supporting equality and diversity for all students and staff. The department submitted a successful application for the Bronze award achieved in May 2019.

BEng (Hons) Intelligent Automation & Robotics student, Isha Bhukya

The community at Edge Hill is very accepting. I was nervous about starting university, however after I met my teachers and found my friends, there’s no place I’d rather be.

Isha Bhukya

BEng (Hons) Intelligent Automation & Robotics

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