Women in engineering

We are committed to providing an inclusive learning and research environment where female staff and students can flourish.

As an employer, we are committed to promoting diversity and equal opportunities in the workplace and participate in initiatives championing women in engineering and encouraging more girls to consider engineering careers.

Athena Swan

In 2013 we were awarded an Athena Swan Bronze Award for our commitment to recruiting and supporting women in engineering. We are working towards achieving the silver award in the near future.

The Cardiff Women in Science (CWIS) network was established as part of an Athena Swan Initiative and aims to promote sustained progression and gender equality by facilitating multidisciplinary networking, mentoring, professional development and sharing of information between female members of staff.

Staff training

In order to give female staff the best training for management roles, we encourage staff to undertake the Aurora Leadership Programme, one of many opportunities available to female members of staff.

We also provide Unconscious Bias training courses and encourage all staff to attend.

Aurora is a women-only leadership programme designed for academic and professional staff in higher education institutions (HEIs). It aims to encourage women to think of themselves as leaders, to develop leadership skills, and to help HEIs maximise the potential of these women.

Public engagement

We take a gender-inclusive approach towards our outreach work with local schools and the community.

Teachers should visit the Cardiff University Curriculum Support website for details of current activities.