Women in STEM event for prospective students

Our thanks to Holly Tovey, Senior Statistician, Institute of Cancer Research and Pippa Kendrick, Senior Consultant, Frazer-Nash Consultancy (a leading systems, engineering and technology company) who presented at last evening’s Women in STEM event for prospective students.

The event, the brain child of Head of Maths Simon King, which was supported by Ellen Walkinshaw,  Associate Director of Progression and Nicky Robinson, Head of Physics and Course Leader in Engineering at the College, was aimed at female students joining the College in September 2023.  The event was designed to inspire more girls to consider careers in the STEM fields (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths).

Simon King said, “There’s a huge disparity between the number of young women going in to STEM compared to the number of young men.  Many young women rule themselves out of career paths in these areas, as they’re unaware of the breadth and depth of interesting possibilities open to them.  Our aim is to shed some light on this area,  in the hope that more Year 11s pick the facilitating subjects needed (such as Maths, Physics, Chemistry, Engineering and Computer Science), to make these progression routes possible.”

He went on, “A special thank you to current Women in STEM pathway students Maeve O’Shea, Angelina Else, Laura Grundy, Gwen Sheehan, Sophia Walsh and Eva Grist for sharing their experiences.”  

To find out more about our Women in STEM pathway, view a recording of our LIVE stream event here.

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