Girls into STEM

Girls into STEM is a schools event for girls in years 9-13 at any school in Leicester and Leicestershire who are contemplating higher education/careers in the exciting world of science, technology, engineering and maths.

After a welcome from an inspiring STEM specialist, students will explore STEM careers and try out a practical workshop in one of the following areas: engineering, construction, computing, motor vehicle, science, accountancy.

To book, simply enter your students’ names into their workshop of choice. We can provide complementary lunch and transport. When we have your booking, we will liaise with you to arrange this.

Timings for the day are as follows:

  • 9:30 am, arrival (you are welcome to be earlier, but please don’t arrive later)
  • 10am – 12pm, workshop
  • 12-12:30pm, lunch
  • 12:30pm – 2:45pm, continue with workshop
  • 2:45pm, close. Transport student back to school if booked
  • WHY YOUR SCHOOL SHOULD TAKE PART

    It’s forecast that the UK needs 186,000 people annually through to 2014 with engineering skills (Engineering UK)

    In the East Midlands there is a predicted need for 6% more science, research, engineering and technology professionals by 2024.

    Nationally 42% of employers report a skills shortage in science, research, engineering and technology

    (Source RCU)

    Women are still underrepresented in STEM fields, specifically:

    Only 5.5% of engineering professionals are women

    Only 13% of those working in occupations clased at STEM are women

    Only 1% of apprenticeships in construction, planning and the built environment are occupied by women

    Only 20% of A’Level physics students are women and this is unchanged for 20 years.

    (statistics from Through Both Eyes The Case For A Gender Lens in Stem, Science Grrl)

    Location

    Abbey Park Campus

    Painter Street

    Leicester

    LE1 3WA

    How to book

    The day is funded through the Government’s National Collaborative Outreach Project (NCOP) which aims to introduce learners from disadvantaged backgrounds to higher education.

    When you have registered, please print off and distribute the NCOP registration form to all attending students.

    You can book directly via Eventbrite here

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