School of Engineering and Informatics (for staff and students)

News and Events

Staff and students in the School of Engineering and informatics are involved in research and events relating to women's careers in STEMM higher education and research. Below are news articles about some of these:


For International Women's Day 2024 and beyond, let's inspire inclusion 

International Women's Day (IWD) is celebrated globally on 8 March to acknowledge the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women.


Sussex Education Awards event 2022: a night of recognition, celebration and fun!

On Tuesday 21 June, David Maguire, Interim Vice-Chancellor and Kelly Coate, Pro Vice-Chancellor for Sussex Education and Students, hosted the first in-person Education Awards since 2019.

Students share their experience at Sussex with the Vice-Chancellor

Last Wednesday, the Vice-ChancellorProfessor Sasha Roseneil, held one of her regular Open Office sessions for students. Held twice a term, they provide students with an informal opportunity to share their experiences at Sussex with the Vice-Chancellor.

EDI Champions supporting Gypsy, Travellers, Roma, Showman, and Boaters

We were thrilled to welcome Michelle Gavin from Friends, Families, and Travellers (FFT) to run an awareness session for Equality, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) Champions as part of our commitment to the newly secured race equality charter mark - The Pledge. 

Be part of a celebration of women working at Sussex

Dr Elizabeth Rendon-Morales and Dr Louise Newnham are inviting female staff members at the University to be part of a series of photography portraits to help raise awareness and showcase the female role models working at Sussex.

International Women in Engineering Day 2023

International Women in Engineering Day (INWED) is on 23 June and the School of Engineering and Informatics is celebrating by highlighting the amazing work that women engineers do around the world to support lives and livelihoods every day.  

Free film screening for International Women's Day to examine the role of gender in science

Picture a Scientistby filmmakers Ian Cheney and Sharon Shattuckis a feature-length documentary that uses a combination of statistics and personal experiences to examine the role of gender in science, especially why women remain a minority. 

EngInf and MPS Enjoy LGBTQ+ STEM Day Celebrations

 Friday 18th November was LGBTQ+ STEM Day, created to celebrate the achievements of LGBTQ+ people in STEM, and to recognise the barriers that the community still faces.

Career Equity Project Tackles LGBTQ+ Representation in STEM

 The Career Equity Project is a partnership between the Sussex Students’ Union and Careers and Entrepreneurship which focuses on giving additional career support to students from underrepresented communities. 

Black History Month 2022 at the School of Engineering and Informatics

 The School of Engineering and Informatics is celebrating Black trailblaizers in the fields of computing, engineering, and design. 

Student Society Update: Everyone in Engineering

 The School of Engineering and Informatics is proud to host the Everyone in Engineering (EinE) society, which encourages participation of underrepresented groups in engineering and builds a supportive network within the school.

School of Engineering and Informatics celebrates International Women in Engineering Day

 The day celebrates the contributions of women to the Engineering field with a social media awareness campaign celebrating the contributions of women inventors.

School of Engineering and Informatics joins Period Dignity Scheme

 The project operates on the belief that access to period products is a person's right.

Sussex Engineering and the IET- Connecting theory with hands-on practice to solve practical challenges

 Our Engineering courses give students extensive hands-on experience and the opportunity to work with technology that is used in industry, that is industry standard hardware and software.

International Women's Day: School Of Engineering and Informatics Cohost a talk on Women's Health

 The Schools of Life Sciences and Engineering and Informatics at the University of Sussex co-hosted an online event as part of series of talks for staff wellbeing. This talk was held to coincide with International Women's Day.

Happy LGBTQ+ History Month! 

 February 2022 marks LGBTQ+ history month. We've highlighted some of our LGBTQ+ engineering and informatics heroes on the school social media to mark the occasion. 

Societies gather for International Day of Women and Girls in Science 

 Sussex STEM socities organised free pizza and robot wars in the FTL Lab to celebrate the International Day of Women and Girls in Science on February 11 2022!

School of Engineering and Informatics celebrates LGBTQ+ STEM Day 

The School of Engineering and Informatics are celebrating LGBTQ+ STEM Day on 18 November 2021. This day recognises the work of LGBTQ+ people done in the fields of science, technology, engineering and maths. It also aims to highlight the difficulties and barriers still faced by LGBTQ+ people in these fields.

Sussex Medical Robotics team successfully performed a live demonstration of their custom-built Neuro-surgical robot

The interdisciplinary project brings together students from mechanical and electronic engineering degrees to develop a robotic system for applications in medical surgery.

National award renewal recognises Sussex’s commitment to gender equality

The University’s bronze institutional Athena SWAN award has been renewed until 2026.

International Women’s Day: free film screening to explore why women are still a minority in science

The Schools of Life Sciences and Engineering and Informatics are co-hosting an online screening of the film Picture a Scientist.

University awarded £590,000 to fund new postgraduate conversion courses in data science and AI University of Sussex logo

The University intends to use the funding to increase diversity in data science and AI, and to support students from underrepresented groups.

Ricardo announce Jazz Turner as the winner of their Most Promising Female Engineer 2020 award Photo of Jazz Turner

Jazz Turner is studying for an MEng in Mechanical Engineering at the University of Sussex.

2020 Share your science by the sea: Soapbox Science returns to Brighton in May

Soapbox Science is a public outreach platform that promotes women scientists and the science they do.

Student inventor of marine bioplastic wins International James Dyson Award 2019 Photo of Lucy Hughes

University of Sussex student Lucy Hughes invents award-winning plastic alternative made of organic marine waste.

Girl powered: Global project to get more women in engineering comes to the University of Sussex

A global movement getting more women into engineering will plan how to more than double the number of girls it reaches at a very special event to be held at the University of Sussex.

Prize celebrating a UK female pioneer in technology Photo of Alice Torjussen

Alice Torjussen, doctoral student in Human-Computer Interaction, awarded the Nova Prize for Technology 2018.

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