University of Strathclyde
Who are University of Strathclyde?
The University of Strathclyde is committed to achieving and promoting equality of opportunity in its learning, teaching, research and working environments, and to ensuring these environments support positive relations between people, and a culture of respect. As a provider of employment and education, we value the diversity of our staff and students and are committed to encouraging everyone to realise their full potential.
We are a leading international technological University located in the heart of Glasgow, Scotland’s biggest city. Our commitment to useful learning guides our research, our learning and teaching and the way we work with businesses and organisations.
We have 15,000 undergraduate and 7,000 postgraduate students. Around 3,500 people work at the University and our staff and students come from more than 100 countries.
We are one of the UK’s top 20 research universities and the latest Research Excellence Framework (REF) results show that Strathclyde has major strengths in science, engineering, business and the humanities.
What projects / schemes / initiatives to support women’s recruitment, retention and progression in STEM are University of Strathclyde involved in?
The Faculty of Engineering have established an undergraduate network to support students and a Women in Science and Engineering Committee to support staff.
The University has attained a Bronze institutional Athena SWAN award, 8 departments hold a Bronze departmental award (Architecture, Chemical & Process Engineering, Design, Manufacture and Engineering Management, Electronic & Electrical Engineering, Mathematics & Statistics, Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, Physics and Strathclyde Institute of Pharmacy & Biomedical Sciences) and 1 holds a silver award (Civil and Environmental Engineering).
Engineering the Future for Girls, hosted by the Faculty of Engineering, is a non residential summer school designed to engage girls in a wide range of engineering challenges that will inspire them to become the next generation of engineers. The summer school is fully funded by BP and BAM Nuttall and, in 2017, will provide 100 girls with the opportunity to attend.
The University has supported female staff to attend the Leadership Foundation for Higher Education’s Aurora Women’s Leadership programme since 2013 and since 2016 has provided central funding for 15 women to attend, the maximum allowed by LFHE per institution.
In 2016, the University established a ‘Family Friendly Research Leave’ scheme to support academic staff returning from maternity or other relevant family leave to balance their return to work with the demands of their research and to help the University to recruit and retain staff with parental responsibilities, including female academic and research staff.
Why did University of Strathclyde join WISE?
The University of Strathclyde have joined the WISE campaign to progress the University’s commitment to equality for all staff and students, which complements our on-going Athena SWAN activities, as we endeavour to attract and support women throughout the institution.
Ashleigh Fletcher, Chair of University of Strathclyde’s WISE Committee