We are tackling gender inequality in science and engineering
"We believe strongly in providing equal opportunities for all staff and students and have ongoing monitoring and actions to help us achieve this aim. We aspire to a balance of students which reflects that in the general population for gender, race and sexuality. We are using our work towards national diversity awards and our outreach activities in schools and colleges to inspire everyone to study physics. Our NSS scores show that our students are happy at Southampton, and we want to encourage everyone to get here.
"Physics thrives on new ways of thinking and including people from the most diverse backgrounds can drive this, building a welcoming, vibrant and exciting community where everyone can contribute"
Prof Jonathan Flynn, Head of Physics and Astronomy
The Vice Chancellor is the University’s Diversity Champion, and the university-wide diversity objectives are overseen by the faculty and departmental Equality Diversity and Inclusion Committees. Our own Equality, Diversity and Inclusion (ED&I) committee represents all staff and students in the department, with the members ranging from undergraduate students through to senior academic staff. The current Chair is Professor Mark Sullivan.
The committee promotes Equality and Diversity in our department by:
The meetings are held twice each term, and if you would like to raise an issue for consideration at the next meeting, please contact the Chair of the committee.