The girls taking STEM by storm

Deborah Elenge

With the role of Science so much in the spotlight at the moment, we’re really pleased that so many Reigate College students have chosen to study STEM subjects at university.

It’s also noticeable again this year that high numbers of girls from the College have been offered places on what are traditionally male-dominated courses. For example, among the offers for Engineering courses, Deborah Elenge (pictured) has accepted an offer to study Chemical Engineering (with a placement year) at Loughborough University; Sairah A. has accepted her offer to do Civil Engineering (including an Industrial Year) at Nottingham University; Kim I. is planning on taking up her place to study Aerospace Engineering with a Year in Industry at Swansea University; and Verity E. has accepted an offer from Southampton University to read Aeronautics and Astronautics / Spacecraft Engineering.

Girls are also really strongly represented in the list of offers for Physics and Maths courses. Lizzie P. has accepted an offer for Astrophysics at Edinburgh; Natasha S. plans to take up her offer of Physics with Astrophysics with Professional Placement at Bath; and Samantha P. (Leeds), Natasha H. (York) and Emelie C. (Nottingham) are among those accepting offers to study Mathematics at Russell Group universities.

Computer Science is another subject that is becoming an increasingly popular choice for girls, with Amy E. (Swansea), Lilly A. (Brunel) and Amy L. (Huddersfield) among those accepting places on Computer Science courses.

Our congratulations to all our students, male and female, who’ve received offers.

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