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International Women's Day

We're proud to celebrate International Women's Day and this year's theme: #InspireInclusion.

At ARU we're committed to gender equality, and hold the Institutional Athena SWAN Bronze Award. Our Faculty of Science and Engineering, which offers a broad range of courses and research opportunities in STEM subjects, has recently received a Silver Award.

Here you can read about some of the latest initiatives taking place across ARU. You can also browse a range of free events taking place between 6-12 March: all welcome.

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Women in Engineering programme

All of our female Engineering students are invited to join our Women in Engineering programme and benefit from professional mentoring, networking opportunities and more.

Find out more about our Women in Engineering programme

Women and equalities

Our Women and Equalities research theme investigates the health and wellbeing of women and other minority groups within the UK military and veteran populations.

Learn more about our Women and Equalities research area

Barriers to healthcare

Research at ARU has focused on teaching sexual orientation and gender identity concepts to health professionals, to promote access and inclusion.

Read more about the project

News and initiatives

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Science and Engineering's equality work is celebrated

Faculty receives the Athena Swan Silver Award for promoting gender equality