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EAS AS

Aston EAS - Celebrating Diversity

Inclusivity and fairness are key guiding principles in our Univeristy, and in our School.

We have enduring links with Athena Swan, the organisation that traditionally promoted the role of women in Science and Engineering. Issues around representation and recruitment in this field remain, however Aston EAS and Athena Swan have both broadened their focus to a more general spirit of inclusiveness.

This spirit of inclusiveness opens doors to individuals who may traditionally face barriers to academic and professional entrance and advancement.

People are our biggest asset. Fair and inclusive practice benefits us through delivering a range of perspectives, ideas and experiences. This spirit of inclusivity allows us to attract, reward, retain and incentivise the best talent to work and study with us. 

A Long Standing History Of Championing Diversity

In 2010 Aston University received a Bronze Award from the ‘Athena SWAN Charter’ in recognition of its support for women in Science, Engineering & Technology (SET). 

In 2014 the School of Engineering & Applied Science received a Silver Award from the ‘Athena SWAN Charter for supporting the careers of women in the fields of science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM). The School has submitted for Silver Award re-accreditation under the new Athena Swan Charter in November 2016. 

The awards have been granted in recognition of both Aston and its School of Engineering & Applied Science's excellent practices in, and on-going commitment to, the advancement and promotion of gender equality in SET subjects.

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Graduation 2013 - Women in Engineering
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