An inclusive department

We are committed to equality of opportunity for all current and prospective students and staff and support the University of Leicester's Equalities Statement.

We are proud to have been awarded the Athena Swan Bronze Award, which reflects a commitment to the advancement and promotion of the careers of women in Science, Engineering and Technology.

The Department 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 Department 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. Visit the University's Equality and diversity pages.

Our commitment to Athena SWAN

Athena SWAN is a charter scheme seeking to address issues of gender inequality in higher education.

Learn more about Athena SWAN

Women in computer science

Find out how we are committed to being welcoming to female students and staff.

Learn how we support women in the Department