Athena SWAN is not just for staff! The University of Dundee is committed to supporting students at all levels and in all subjects. Below are some student resources.
What is Athena SWAN
Athena SWAN is a national network created by the Equality Challenge Unit in 2005 to encourage and recognise commitment to address gender equality in higher education and research.
At the University of Dundee we will support you to reach your full potential. Our Student Community page holds a wealth of information for various groups of students.
Interconnect is a network for women studying science, engineering, technology and the built environment across Scotland.
They run a minimum of 8 interconnect events each year, designed to bring together students with qualified women and employers.
Interconnect can help you find an internship, make career connections and support you throughout your studies. To find out more visit the EQUATE Scotland website .
The University of Dundee Women in STEM (WISTEM) Society
was founded with the intention of creating an on-campus community for Women in STEM and bringing awareness about development opportunities as well as reaching out to younger generations. We work alongside the university as well as external organisations including Equate Scotland and Sanctuary Graduates to ensure our members gain access to the best recourses for their professional success.
The WISTEM Society has run a range of events, from professional one’s such as ‘My Future Self’ where Frances Ratcliffe, a Charted Civil Engineer for the Fife Council spoke about her journey and experience as a woman in construction. We also have social events that help strengthen the network of women in STEM within the university, an example was our highly attended Pub Quiz/Crawl Extravaganza, where society members had different round of a five round pub quiz in a different pub. This year, we have greatly developed our social media presence by having social media-based projects such as ‘Meet the Committee’ and during British Science Week, we shared stories from Women in STEM in the university on our social media pages.
Facebook: UoD Women in STEM Society