Events

A wide range of events across the UK from small workshops through training courses to major conferences.

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WISE Events

WISE Knowledge Sharing Event

29 October, Derby
‘Reaching out for Future Talent’
In association with Rolls-Royce. The event will include an overview of Rolls-Royce's Outreach activities, particularly those focusing on diversity, including presentations, discussion and a short tour of their purpose built apprentice academy. Free for WISE members.

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WISE at the Graduate Engineer and Science Show

The Graduate Engineering and Science Show29 October, The Roundhouse, Derby
WISE will be running a series of FREE workshops for women and girls at the Graduate Engineer & Science Show. There will be opportunities to speak to female role models and meet prospective employers who have chosen careers in these sectors, to find out what they actually do, why they love their jobs and what amazing opportunities careers in STEM can lead to.

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Free half-day workshop for senior leadership teams of University Technical Colleges

Free Workshops to support UTC'sManchester - 10 November 2014 11am-2pm
These tailor made workshop for UTCs, kindly funded by the Royal Academy of Engineering, will provide senior leaders with the tools and strategies required to engage, recruit and support girls and women to realise their full potential in STEM subjects.

2014 WISE Awards

2014 WISE AwardsLondon, 13 November 2014
In this our 30th year WISE are proud to present the WISE Awards 2014. There will be a Daytime Event at the South Bank Centre and the awards ceremony will take place at the Grange Hotel Tower Bridge in the evening.

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Create your Future:Discovery workshop for girls, parents and teachers

Create your futureSaturday 22 November 2014, Bury St Edmunds
Join WISE at the 'Create your Future' event in partnership with UK Power Networks at St. Benedicts school in Bury St Edmunds.

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WAVE at Skills Cymru

Wednesday, 22 October 2014 at 09:30 for All day

Come and connect with WAVE (Women Adding Value to the Economy) at Skills Cymru on 22nd and 23rd October. Meet role models and find out more about opportunities and pay in technical and non-traditional jobs.


Finding Schemes for you

Wednesday, 22 October 2014 at 18:00 for 1 hour

As part of our Student to Stemette Program, we offer webinars for all every month. Each features 3 women from across Academia, Industry and Recruitment in STEM sharing their expertise, advice and perspectives on diverse career topics - and is free to attend, from one's laptop or phone. The October event is titled 'Finding Schemes for You'.


16th International Conference for Women Engineers and Scientists (ICWES16) 2014

Friday, 24 October 2014 at 09:00 for 2 days

The Society of Women Engineers (SWE) and the International Network of Women Engineers (INWES) have joined forces to host the 16th International Conference for Women Engineers and Scientists (ICWES16), to be held in Los Angeles, California from October 23-25, 2014.


Stemettes Sky Hack (Over 18s)

Saturday, 25 October 2014 at 10:00 for 2 days

We would like to invite you to a two day hack at Sky Betting and Gaming in Leeds.
During this time we would like you to come up with an original idea for a social game with the theme of ‘Autumn’ this can be anything from Halloween, to a colour theme, to harvest time.


Girl Geek Dinner: What Has Science Done For Me? (part of Manchester Science Festival)

Monday, 27 October 2014 at 18:00 for 3 hours

Manchester Girl Geeks and ScienceGrrl present an evening with some of the finest minds in science, technology, IT and engineering.


Communicating with light, 2014 Clifford Paterson Lecture by Professor Polina Bayvel FREng

Monday, 27 October 2014 at 18:30 for 6.30-7.30pm

Most of the data we generate and receive (whether emails, tweets, videos or mobile calls) are now carried by optical fibres, which use light to transmit vast quantities of information over trans-oceanic distances. Utilising the properties of light allowed for increases of many orders of magnitude in the optical information carrying capacity, creating an illusion of infinite capacity.


Tomorrow’s Engineers Week

Monday, 3 November 2014 at 09:00 for 5 days

Tomorrow’s Engineers Week (#TEWeek14) takes place from 3-7 November 2014 and aims to change perceptions of engineering among young people (focusing on 11-14s), their parents and teachers.


Working part-time in senior roles in technology

Thursday, 6 November 2014 at 12:30 for 1 hour

This practical webinar is aimed at individuals interested in moving to or currently working in a part-time or flexible role in technology. For 45 minutes, we discuss the importance of being able to work part-time and flexibly in senior technology roles and look at real examples and practical ways that this can be made to work effectively.


Harnessing the power of mobile phones and big data for global health

Thursday, 6 November 2014 at 18:30 for 6.30-7.30pm

Worldwide many infections remain undiagnosed and untreated due to poor diagnostic tools at the point of care. Professor Rachel McKendry will present her research to create a new generation of mobile phone connected diagnostic tests for infectious diseases, which offer increased access to testing outside of hospital settings, particularly in developing countries.


Stemettes Hack Sheffield!

Saturday, 8 November 2014 at 09:30 for 2 days

Would you like to make an app (or game) for your mobile phone?
Are you interested in computers?
Come to the Stemettes Hack in Sheffield!
No previous coding experience necessary.


Women Returners To STEM - Career Restart

Wednesday, 12 November 2014 at 09:30 for 1 day

If you have been out of an industry for some time, you may feel that your skills have become outdated and need dusting up. However, dusting up your skills is small fry by comparison with being out of the workplace totally for some years. For many women, the step back into the workplace is one which requires getting a firm grip on your confidence, steeling yourself and taking a plunge.


A woman's place? Women's careers in science - sharing best practice between academia and industry

Wednesday, 12 November 2014 at 10:00 for 10 am - 4 pm

Hurdles still exist for women who wish to further their careers in science, both in industry and academia. This event brings together the latest research and best practice from both sectors, with a range of speakers and interactive workshops.


Education and Gender Equality: Learning Lessons, Moving Forward

Monday, 17 November 2014 at 09:30 for All day

The Conference takes place at the end of the campaign year, Unite for Quality Education, which aims to secure quality education for every child and young person on the planet. The Conference will consider why education equality for girls should be a national and international priority and the role that schools and teachers play in securing better outcomes for girls and women.


Social media: who to follow

Wednesday, 19 November 2014 at 18:00 for 1 hour

Part of our Student to Stemette program offers all female students the opportunity to attend webinars every month. Each features 3 women from across Academia, Industry and Recruitment in STEM sharing their expertise, advice and perspectives on diverse career topics - and is free to attend, from one's laptop or phone. The November event is titled 'Social media: who to follow'.