The School of Science & Engineering Athena SWAN Self-Assessment Team (SAT) recently formed to share information between the three award groups. The School has activity in three individual Athena SWAN departments, who between them cover the entire membership of the School. The Athena SWAN departments are:

To find out more about the School of Science & Engineering, and how individual departments work together for change, please visit the University School of Science & Engineering website.


The academic year draws to a close and we look forward to celebrating the achievements of our students at graduation. Over the year, I have had the pleasure of sharing a stream of awards,  accolades and successes. With my last announcement,  I am delighted to be able to round up with news of awards that each in their own way represent truly outstanding achievement. 

Athena SWAN was initiated to try to address  stark gender imbalances in staff and students engaged with STEM subjects. In SSEN we are leading the way  through the superb efforts of our Award Groups in CAHID, Computing and Engineering, Physics and Mathematics and their combined commitment  to  School-wide activities.  We have  some way to go, but I end by  highlighting recent indicators of excellence that give us confidence that we are on course.


Prof Sue Black, CAHID,  received a Dame hood in Her Majesty the Queen’s 90th birthday honours list for sustained, outstanding services to her profession.


Prof Vicki Hanson, Computing, has been elected President of the Association for Computing Machinery, the world’s largest computing society.


Robyn Davies, BSc Applied Computing, has won the University’s  Wimberley Award   for “a distinguished contribution  to the life of the University  through your entrepreneurial efforts … and your work in providing online support for LGBT people and their families”


Kirsty Glasgow, School President  is  top  BEng Mechanical Engineering Student.


Each of these  accolades reflects  outstanding commitment and expertise and my warmest congratulations go to all award winners. You are an inspiration to us all.


To the future, and as ever, onwards and upwards


Professor Dyce Davidson