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Imperial College: Department of Materials

Female role models and a reputation for research excellence
Target Group
Undergraduate students
Initiative Theme
Student recruitment
Initiative institution
Imperial College
Application type
Athena Swan Initiative
Publication date

The PG cohort has a significantly higher female fraction than UG programme, sector average and Faculty average. The increase at PG is driven by many factors including a high percentage of research-active female role models; and a reputation for research excellence. There is an increase in the fraction of females from application to enrolment reflecting the positive experience female students in particular have at interview. In one subject area, there is evidence of high translation of offers to enrolment for female applicants, emphasising the importance of the  interview process and Department visit, in increasing numbers of female students.