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Networks and Groups

Please contact the University Athena SWAN Coordinator, Kathy Bradley to add groups/networks.

Faculty Specific Athena SWAN Page for Medical and Human Sciences - MHS Athena SWAN  

Women in Science Groups

Athena SWAN: Aims to improve the recruitment, retention and progression of women in STEMM academia. 

Women in Science Research Network (WISRNet): Brings together historians, archivists and practicing scientists together to understand women's low visibility and historic exclusion, to uncover further avenues for research and to develop strategies to improve the participation of women in science today. 

WISE: Promoting female talent in science, engineering and technology from classroom to boardroom.

The Royal Academy of Engineering: Works closely with the WISE (formerly UKRC) who provide information and advisory services to industry, academia, professional institutions, education and Research Councils within SET professions, whilst supporting women entering and progressing SET careers.

L’Oréal - For Women in Science: L’Oréal-UNESCO’s international programme which recognises the achievements and contributions of exceptional females across the globe, by awarding promising scientists with Fellowships to help further their research.

* Congratulations to Dr. Tracy Briggs who has won a prestigious 2014 L'Oreal-UNESCO UK & Ireland Fellowship *

Our University Networks for Women:

Women in Science, Engineering and Technology (WiSET)A network for all female students, research and academic staff in the Faculty of Engineering and Physical Sciences.

Women in Life Sciences: A developing network for all female academic and research staff, administrative staff and students within Life Sciences at The University of Manchester.

Women in I.T.: Provides a networking forum for women at all grades working in IT across the University.

The Women in Cancer: The network aim is to to integrate students, researchers, academic and clinical staff to provide a positive and welcoming alliance.

Join in with ... 

Manchester Geek Girlsa not-for-profit group which organises networking events, talks and hands-on workshops for women and girls with an interest in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM).

Robogals: Robogals is an international, student-run organisation that aims to increase female participation in Engineering, Science and Technology through fun and educational initiatives aimed at girls in primary and secondary school.

Science Grrl: a broad-based, grassroots organisation celebrating and supporting women in science; a network of people who are passionate about passing on our love of science on to the next generation.

Soroptomist International: inspire action and create opportunities to transform the lives of women and girls through a global network of members and international partnerships.

STEMette: To inspire the next generation of females into Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM) fields by showing them the amazing women already in STEM via a series of panel events, hackathons, exhibitions, and mentoring schemes.

University of Manchester Feminist Reading Group: Open to all who love reading and like a discussion!