Celebrating women

We have a proud history of giving women equal opportunities and are committed to promoting equality through attracting and promoting talented female staff. Women, both past and present, can inspire our teaching and work today.

Read the blog

Find out what University staff, students and alumni think about gender equality on our blog.

Bristol University women are excellent examples of the 'go-ahead spirit' of the female sex in every University in England.

Winifred Shapland (1935), University Registrar

Our history

We were the first higher education institute in England to admit women on an equal basis to men. Find out more about key women in our history and gender equality today.

Tackling COVID-19

Meet the women from across the University who have been using their expertise to tackle the pandemic, from carrying out world-class research to helping on the frontline of the NHS. 

Spotlight on...

We shine the spotlight on some of Bristol's wonderful women, learning about their experiences and celebrating their achievements.

Our research

Find out about how our gender-related research has had an impact on policy, law and learning.

Vote 100 portraits

Celebrating women at the University of Bristol

View a series of ten portraits, specially-commissioned to celebrate notable Bristol women who have changed the institution – and the world. Read more about the project in our press release.

Gender in the workplace

Today we continue to strive for gender equality in the workplace.

International Women's Day 2021

Find out what events we have organised to mark International Women's Day 2021, including a talk from Professor Sarah Purdy, Pro Vice-Chancellor for Student Experience.

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