University Membership of WISE
Why WISE - What can WISE membership offer my University?
WISE enables and energises people to increase the participation, contribution and success of women in the UK’s science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) workforce, from classroom to boardroom.
WISE can help your efforts to increase the representation, progression and success of female staff and students at your University which support your Athena Swan submissions.
Join a powerful network
- 175+ member organisations
- 16,000 individual members and subscribers
- Take part in regular Knowledge Sharing Events
- Links to industry for your staff and students – to facilitate placements, student projects, employability and dissemination of research
- Participate in Regional Hubs to connect the pipeline from classroom to boardroom
- Attend WISE annual Conference
- Join WISE LinkedIn communities
- Job vacancies and paid work placements
Learn from WISE experts
- WISE offers training and consultancy to its University members including: -
- Athena Swan application process support via WISE annual webinar
- Discounted rates for WISE approved Athena Swan consultants
- Recruitment workshops to help attract female hires at all levels
- Professional development training for your teaching and technician staff
- Tailored consultancy to help create an inclusive workplace culture
- Access to speakers and content for your internal events and training sessions
- Exclusive member-only resources and information available through the WISE website
- 10%-member discount on training
- Advice on attracting and supporting girls and women onto STEM apprenticeships
Inspire your organisation and local community
- Access to the People Like Me toolkit and training to inspire girls to study STEM subjects
- Develop your emerging talent via nominating employees to join the WISE Young Women’s Board, whose members receive support to advance their careers
- Access role models and champions from the WISE community
- Share your stories on our WISE website
Promote your brand values to key audiences
- Association with the WISE brand, highlighting your commitment to female talent
- Speaker engagements at high profile events
- A free job advert per yearand discounted rates on WISE job portal
- Participation or leadership of a WISE Regional Hubs
- Nominate staff and students for WISE awards
Cost £850 + VAT
Our Educational Members
JTL has been a supporter of Wise for a number of years and has worked with WISE over the last 10 years, looking to encourage girls/women into the sector. JTL believes that by working with organisations that has the same aims, the goal can be achieved, and together we can all make a difference.
Northumbria University is proud to be a multi-cultural community; we value diversity, and are determined to ensure that the opportunities we provide are open to all. Equality and Diversity strongly underpins the University’s Vision 2025 and Corporate Strategy 2013 - 2018. We intend to become a Higher Education Institution which is recognised for its good practice in this area and the development of a culture where we maximise the potential of all our staff and students and equip our students for life in a multicultural and diverse society.
“The Nuclear AMRC joined WISE with the aim of engaging with a wider community to help us to work together to improve gender equality in the engineering workforce. Participating in the WISE 10-step plan will provide us with a structured approach and practical advice to work towards this goal.”
Dr Kathryn Jackson, Technology ResearcherFull profile
Queen Mary, University of London
“We joined WISE to complement other initiatives and achievements, e.g. our Athena SWAN Awards, which help us attract and support female students and staff.”Full profile
Royal Holloway University of London
Royal Holloway wants to be part of the
growing campaign to increase female representation in STEM, including at higher
research and management positions. We are pleased to be able to offer our
individual staff access to a dynamic network and expertise in promoting gender
equality.” Professor Paul Hogg, Vice-Principal (Research and Enterprise)
and Dean of the Science Faculty.
University College London
“WISE provides a great focus for materials and expertise to encourage girls and women to pursue careers in Science and Engineering. UCL recognizes this work as vital to the future and is keen to contribute.”
Dr Sally Day, Senior Academic, UCL Electronic and Electrical Engineering
University of Edinburgh
“We joined WISE to complement other initiatives and achievements, e.g. our Athena SWAN Awards, which help us attract and support female students and staff. This is particularly important for the Edinburgh School of Engineering which is growing rapidly in response to student demand, employer demand, and burgeoning research portfolio.”
Photo: Participants at 4th annual University of Edinburgh Women in STEMM Workshop on the 23rd of June 2015 to coincide with National Women in Engineering Day.Full profile
University of Lancaster, Department of Engineering
Membership of WISE has brought us a number of benefits; we have been able to increase our reach into the engineering, science and schools' communities; we have been able to access some very helpful and innovative resources; and through our membership, our staff and students have been able to join WISE as individual members, extending their professional networks and access to mentoring opportunities beyond the University.
Dr Sarah Green, AthenaSWAN Lead, EngineeringFull profile
University of Reading
“We are proud to be a member of WISE and to demonstrate our commitment to supporting women in STEM, on our University of Reading campuses and in the wider world. We benefit from WISE materials and networks, enhancing our own initiatives.” Professor Ellie Highwood, Dean for Diversity and Inclusion
University of Strathclyde
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
mentors from the BP Engineering the Future for Girls, organised by the
University of Strathclyde and providing the opportunity for 100 women students
to engage with Engineering.
Stephanie Mitchell – Director of Industry Relations Having been passionate about creativity, design and engineering from a young age, I am inspired to share my positive experiences as a female in this sector; I am very keen to dispel the myth that engineering is a male profession.Full profile