About WiSET

At the University of Southampton,  Women in Science, Engineering and Technology (WiSET) is a group made up of academics across different faculties that aims to support women, enabling them to achieve their full potential by shaping university policies and culture. 

Founded in 2002, WiSET have achieved many things including reviewing the promotion process, raising the importance of work-life balance and mentoring and running equality and diversity events. 

In addition, WiSET run an annual lecture known as The Campbell Lecture, where prestigious speakers are invited to give talks at the University. 

In 2016, WiSET introduced the WiSET awards which reward and recognise individuals in the university that go above and beyond their role to promote gender equality. 

WiSET has also recently been working on raising the visibility of women around the university, commissioning two mosaic pieces of art made from hundreds of photos of university women.