Event showcases women’s careers in science, maths and engineering

A huge thank you to all our wonderful speakers and student helpers for making our Women in STEM applicant event such a success last night (Wednesday 24 January).

Over 50 young women who have applied to study Science, Technology, Engineering or Mathematics (STEM) subjects at Reigate College this September heard from inspiring women working in these sectors.

The evening’s speaker panel included Nicky Robinson, Head of Physics at Reigate College; Helen Tippell, Chief Technology Officer at Deutsche Bank; Holly Tovey, Senior Statistician at the Institute of Cancer Research; and past student Jessica Parker, who, following an internship with Tesla in California, is set to take up an engineering job with the company on completion of her Master’s this year.

Simon King, Head of Maths and coordinator of the College’s Women in STEM Society said, “Women are still under-represented in the STEM workforce, particularly in the fields of engineering and computing.

“As a College, we can play a part in redressing that balance with events like this. Choosing to study maths, science and engineering subjects at Reigate College will open the door to work or further study, ultimately leading to a wealth of opportunity in these growing sectors.”

Our thanks must also go to all our friendly and supportive student helpers Abigail, Eva, Gwen, Lauren, Liesel, Jasmine and Natalia who gave up their time to talk about their subject choices; shared their experiences of their courses; and chatted to applicants about future plans.

And finally, thanks to our dedicated staff Ellen Walkinshaw, Jane Papa and Liz Sanders for providing a welcome reception for parents and carers.

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