Equality and diversity
We are committed to equality of opportunity for all current and prospective students and staff.
As individual schools, we were both awarded a bronze Athena SWAN award, which reflects a commitment to the advancement and promotion of the careers of women in Science, Engineering and Technology.
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The School provides a supportive environment where all can flourish and reach their full potential. We do not tolerate discrimination on the basis of sex, pregnancy and maternity, gender, gender reassignment, disability, race, ethnic or national origin, age, sexual orientation, socio-economic background, religion and belief, political beliefs, family circumstances including marriage and civil partnership and trade union membership.
Our family-friendly policies aim to ensure that an appropriate work-life balance can be achieved - for example, we aim to organise all School meetings within our core hours of 9.30am and 3.30pm.
We also offer:
- Flexible working
- Support for parents
- Support for carers
- Funding for early careers researchers
In addition, the University provides support in a number of areas. Learn more about the University's commitment to equity, diversity and inclusion.
Members of the School EDI Committee have identified the importance of talking about hidden disabilities.