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School of Mechanical, Aerospace and Civil Engineering

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Social responsibility

The School aims to tackle some of society's greatest challenges, with engineering applied to many important humanitarian and environmental concerns - including climate change.

We place great importance on making a difference to the social and economic wellbeing of our communities - as shown by our Athena SWAN Bronze Award and the impact of our research.

The social responsibility practices of the School of Mechanical, Aerospace and Civil Engineering are evidenced in the following ways:

Research with impact

From influencing government policy on airline emissions to carrying out research to stave off the detrimental effects of climate change, our research is having a real-world impact.

Socially responsible graduates

Our School aligns with the University's Ethical Grand Challenges and Stellify initiatives, aimed at encouraging students to participate in equality, sustainability and ethics-focused activities.

Responsible processes

We're proud holders of an Athena SWAN Bronze Award. This award recognises the School's commitment to equality, diversion and inclusion, and includes all staff regardless of position or gender.