About the University of Surrey

Women at Surrey

The University of Surrey values and invests in all its female staff and actively encourages staff to develop in different ways to maximise their potential.

Inspiring women at Surrey

At Surrey, our aim is to have a vibrant, open and transparent environment in which women can flourish and pursue satisfying and successful careers.

We offer training, support and development for all staff, with a number of different teams dedicated to providing excellent specialist support for academic staff, professional staff and research staff.

This includes accredited leadership and management training, academic and research leadership training, mentoring and research mentoring and one-to-one support as well as formal coaching.

The University has a proud tradition of supporting women and in 1971 appointed Daphne Jackson as Professor of Physics – the first woman in the UK to hold such a post.

Athena Swan

Surrey is a member of the Athena SWAN Charter, a scheme that advances the representation of women in science, technology, engineering, mathematics and medicine.

The Charter was launched by the Royal Society in June 2005 and has grown considerably, with over half of all higher education institutions now members. Explore our Athena SWAN pages for more information.