The department is committed to realising gender equality among our staff and students, and to promoting good working practices for women. We were granted an Athena SWAN Bronze Award in 2016 in recognition of this. The Equalities and Diversity Committee actively monitors and implements actions working towards all aspects of gender equality.
In 2017 a new Women in Materials Science network was launched and the group meets regularly to discuss and address issues. See the WiMS facebook group for more information.