School of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

Need for SWAN

Through SWAN, Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering aims to bring organisational and cultural change to improve the working environment for everyone in our School - staff and students.  The following links lead to reports and news articles providing background information on issues related to the question of why SWAN is important:

BBC: The Engineering Gap

BBC:  What if there were more women in tech?

United Nations:  UN Women launches report spotlighting gender equality in global universities

BBC:  Are Universities secretly sexist?

BBC:  Gender pay Gap:  Trend Shows Women in NI Earn More Than Men.

BBC:  Mothers' Pay Lags Far Behind Men

The Times Higher Education:  University of Essex Hikes Salaries for Female Professors to Eliminate Pay Gap  

BBC - University wipes out gender pay gap with salary hike                                                                

The Guardian:  Why aren't there more women in science?

The Times Higher Education:  Does REF Motivate or Discourage Research Staff?                              

BBC:  Education & Family - Why do women get more university places?

Women, research and universities: excellence without gender bias                                                     

BBC News - Being a Woman in Engineering

Nature - Bibliometrics: Global Gender Disparities in Science                                                               

The Guardian - How to...create a workplace that works for women

The Guardian - Sex Discrimination at Work Hits men Too                                                                   

The Royal Society - A Chemical Imbalance

BBC - Call to Arms Over Sexism in Science                                                                                       

Nature - Women in Science

Nature - Sexist Attitudes:  Most of us are Biased                                                                             

The Guardian - Popular Science Blog is Run by a Woman

The Times Higher Education - Research Intelligence - Gender Bias Hides, Even in Open Minds           

The Guardian - Why Women Leave Academia and Why Universities Should be Worried