Athena SWAN

The University of Derby has five core values that underpin all we do including quality, valuing people, customer focus, challenge & innovation and opportunity & openness. We want to ensure that all our academics are supported and encouraged and that we recognise and celebrate their achievements. Our membership of Athena Swan is important to us. It helps us to drive forward activities in our Colleges that help us to deliver our values and to secure recognition for this.


Our academics are at the heart of our research practice. The University is an Athena Swan member and is committed to supporting the career development of our STEMM researchers and to supporting more females to study STEMM subjects. We run many initiatives such as our STEMpunk activities, Women in Engineering days in schools and at the University, work with Young Engineers, and support for STEMNET ambassadors.