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:


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.

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.

National award renewal recognises Sussex’s commitment to gender equality

The School of Engineering and Informatics at the University of Sussex has successfully renewed its Athena SWAN Bronze Award, recognising its commitment to gender equality.


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.

Leading female scientists exhibit at Soapbox Science event

Soapbox Science allows the public to engage with leading female scientists who are making a real difference to the world we live in.

Teens design racing car

Teenagers from two schools in Sussex try their hand at designing a racing car at the University of Sussex.

Engineering and Informatics celebrates National Women in Engineering Day

The School of Engineering and Informatics organises an event on career opportunities and challenges for female engineers and computer scientists.

Workshops inspire young people to study computing, robotics and electronics

Teenagers from schools and colleges in Sussex and Kent learn how to build and program a robot during a Widening Participation programme.

Going the extra mile to support women in STEM

Dr Luc Berthouze addresses the inequality gap by running the 2016 Brighton Marathon to raise funds for a brand new scholarship.

Sussex robots inspire next generation of female engineers

Sussex celebrates the 50th anniversary of engineering on campus by using robots to inspire the next generation of engineers – especially girls.

Researcher presents ‘girls better at programming’ findings at major IT conference

A researcher who received worldwide media coverage for a study of girls' programming skills presents her findings at a conference in Holland.

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