The University of Southampton

Equality and Diversity

How we support diversity

"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. We strive to create an open and inclusive workplace culture that benefits everyone that works and studies 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

Athena SWAN

We are tackling gender inequality in science and engineering

IoP Champion

We are working to address the under-representation of women in university physics


Alongside University-wide policies Physics and Astronomy has a number of in-house schemes


We are part of the South East Physics Network