The AMRC is committed to improving equality, diversity and inclusivity and aims to develop a supportive working culture.
We strive to ensure there are no barriers to our staff, apprentices and students achieving their potential. We promote inclusivity and want to increase diversity across the AMRC, and engineering in general, and recognise that diversity brings new perspectives, enriching our research and working environment. We acknowledge that poor working practices disproportionately discriminate against individuals, whilst good practices benefit everyone. The AMRC is motivated to understand more about equality and diversity issues and is striving to provide an environment that supports all our staff, apprentices, students and visitors.
We are committed to the Athena SWAN charter which was established in 2005 to encourage and recognise commitment to advancing careers of women in science, technology, engineering, maths and medicine (STEMM) employment in higher education. We are very proud to hold an Athena SWAN bronze award and are working hard to progress to silver and gold.
The AMRC and Nuclear AMRC are members of the WISE (Women in Science and Engineering) campaign which works to support business, industry and education to increase the participation and success of women in science, technology, engineering and maths. More information can be found on the WISE website.
The AMRC Equality and Diversity Group has representation from every building and research group across the AMRC and across all staff groups. We meet regularly to discuss issues, progress, activities and plans to work towards improved equality, diversity and inclusion. For further information or if you have any suggestions please contact the AMRC's Equality, Diversity & Inclusion Group or see the University of Sheffield Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Strategy: https://www.sheffield.ac.uk/hr/equality
Equality, Diversity & Inclusion Group