Women into Technology and Engineering Compact

The Government has initiated a new campaign aimed at increasing the number of women in technology and engineering - Your Life . One initiative within the overall programme is to ask relevant organisations to publicly sign a ‘compact’ setting out how they plan to make a difference to the number of women studying and working in these fields. 

In May 2014 the University of Bristol became a signatory to the Women into Technology and Engineering Compact that is designed to encourage organisations to work together in a national partnership-led campaign of activity to boost female participation in technology and engineering.  The aim of the Compact is to support a step-change in how women and girls are encouraged to consider technology and engineering careers and the subject choices or vocational pathways – especially the study of maths and physics - that lead to them.   The Faculty of Engineering will take the lead on this and has developed a set of commitments that are intended to help the University to increase participation, address skills shortages, find untapped talent and create a more diverse workforce. 

The University’s involvement in this initiative further extends our commitment to supporting and retaining women in STEMM - Science, Technology, Engineering, Medicine and Mathematics – and complements many existing activities, such as our Women in Engineering programme.

The University's commitments are listed on the Your Life - University of Bristol Commitment page.