Engineering is a global discipline. The Department of Engineering supports a thriving community of staff, students and visitors who join us from all around the world. The many different voices, cultures, backgrounds, identities and experiences found within our community help to fuel innovation in our research, teaching and learning (and also dispel any myths about the stereotypical engineer!).
Diversity within Engineering at Durham University: our academic staff
As people join us, and our community develops, we need to ensure that the environment remains welcoming and inclusive. The Department's EDI Committee is responsible for maintaining oversight of the inclusive working environment as well as developing and promoting equality and diversity initiatives. The Committee includes representatives from across our community to ensure that voices are heard.
The Department holds an Athena SWAN Bronze which recognises its ongoing work to promote and support the careers of women.
Historically, women have been underrepresented in Engineering and related disciplines. We are taking specific actions which aim to support gender inclusivity.
These are detailed in our Athena SWAN action plan.