Equality and diversity

The School of Computer Science is committed to creating an inclusive environment that supports equality and diversity. The school aims to achieve fair and equal representation for all, enabling all members of staff and students to contribute and reach their full potential. All staff operate under the University’s equality, diversity and inclusion policy.

School statistics

  • In the 2022-2023 academic year, female students accounted for 26% of all students, with ratios of 23% among undergraduates, 39% in postgraduate taught (PGT), and 28% in postgraduate research (PGR).
  • In 2023-2024 first year core module (CS1002), the ratio of female students is 36%. 
  • In the 2022-2023 academic year, the ratio of female staff is 34%.
  • In the 2020-2021 academic year, the ratios of UK-domiciled ethnicity minority students were 21% among undergraduates, 17% in PGT, and 32% in PGR.
  • In recent years, 42% of our School’s annual Distinguished Lecture Series were delivered by female speakers.

computer science staff pictured together in the Rufflets garden

Recent Successes

Athena Swan Silver Award

The School of Computer Science received exciting news: it has been granted the Athena Swan Silver award!

This achievement stands as a testament to the substantial dedication and effort invested by the School's members. This accomplishment is truly significant for the School, marking a commendable milestone in its journey.

Athena Swan Silver Award

Stefano Rodotà award - 2023

Janis Wong, one of our recent graduating PhD students, attended the 44th plenary meeting of the Committee of Convention 108, where she received the Council of Europe’s Stefano Rodotà award for the best PhD thesis in data protection.

Janis was supervised by Professor Kirstie Ball in the School of Management and Dr Tristan Henderson in the School of Computer Science, who are both very proud of their graduating student. Well done, Janis!


Student receiving best student award

UK Young Academy membership - 2023

Congratulations to Rosa Filgueira who has been awarded with the UK Young Academy (UKYA) membership.

The first cohort of the UK Young Academy brings together members from across academia, charity organisations and the private sector, to galvanise their skills, knowledge and experience to find innovative solutions to the present and future challenges that societies face.


A picture of Rosa Filgueira