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Create your futureCreate your Future - Walsall, 10th May
Discovery workshop for girls, parents and teachers

WISE are working with educational organisations and employers in the Walsall region on a special event for girls, parents and teachers to meet young women who have chosen a career in engineering, find out what they actually do and why they love their jobs.

Events Featuring WISE

Gender and STEM: Where next for Universities?

Taking place in Westminster, London, Thursday 12th June 2014

Your Featured Events

The Engineering Simulation Show

Young Women in Construction and Engineering

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Media Skills

Wednesday, 16 April 2014 at 09:30 for All Day

Does your role require media engagement? Do you have a story to tell about your work in industry or research?

The Scottish Resource Centre for Women in Science, Engineering and Technology is committed to increasing the profile of women in these areas and providing positive role models.


Going for an Institutional Bronze Award

Wednesday, 16 April 2014 at 10:00 for 3.30pm

A workshop to explore the Athena SWAN awards process and in particular applying for Institutional Bronze Awards. The event is for universities wishing to submit for an Athena SWAN Bronze Institutional award in 2014 to help them understand what the judging panel is looking for, learn about good practice, and network with other Charter members.

BCSWomen Lovelace Colloquium

Wednesday, 16 April 2014 at 10:12 for 1 day

The BCSWomen Lovelace Colloquium is an annual one day conference for women students of Computing and related subjects.  The event started in 2008, and moves around the country - in 2014, it will be at the University of Reading, on April 16th.

Ballantyne 2014 - Diversity in aerospace and aviation

Wednesday, 23 April 2014 at 09:35 for One day

The Royal Aeronautical Society's FREE annual careers awareness and information event, the Ballantyne, is aimed at 14-18 year-olds and is open to youth groups, school groups and individual guests.

The Engineering Simulation Show

Wednesday, 23 April 2014 at 10:00 for All day

The Engineering Simulation Show will bring together 1000s of FEA, Design, Stress, CFD and Structural engineers across a wide range of disciplines and industrial sectors who share a professional interest in the use of engineering simulation software.

University of Edinburgh WISE Workshop

Friday, 25 April 2014 at 09:30 for all day

The 2014 WISE workshop on Friday 25th April will provide a day of networking with academics and researchers in science, mathematics, engineering, medicine and veterinary medicine at the University of Edinburgh. This is an opportunity to listen to invited speakers discuss their work, the highs and lows of career progression as a female scientist and what it takes to be successful. Both women and men are encouraged to attend the workshop even though the event is showcasing women in science.

Day of Science & Careers 2014

Monday, 28 April 2014 at 10:30 for 8 hours

Are you just graduating, completing a PhD, or thinking about a career in the chemical or related industries or maybe contemplating a change of career altogether?

If your answer is yes, then the Day of Science and Careers event is for you. SCI’s Day of Science & Careers returns on 28 April in London. This is the meeting to attend if you want to find out information on the wide range of careers covered in the chemical, chemical using and related industries.


Apprenticeships and Equality: A call to action

Tuesday, 29 April 2014 at 10:00 for 3 hours

A free conference hosted by the Department of Business Innovation and Skills, the National Apprenticeship Service and the TUC. The conference will look at apprenticeships and equality in light of the recent unionlearn/National Apprenticeship Service research on “under-representation in Apprenticeships” and discuss what needs to be done to make sure apprenticeships are genuinely open to all.

Mentoring and Career Progression

Tuesday, 29 April 2014 at 10:30 for all day

You are invited to attend a workshop on ‘Mentoring and Career Progression’ organised by the IOM3 Women in Materials Steering Group on Tuesday 29th April, 2014. The meeting will be hosted by Susan Cushnaghan, Senior Materials Corrosion Engineer with Shell UK and sponsored by Shell at their office in Aberdeen.

Returning to Work

Wednesday, 30 April 2014 at 10:00 for All Day

‘Returning to work’
FREE Career Development Workshop
Wednesday 30th April 2014, 10am–4pm, Edinburgh
Returning to work following a career break can be daunting, but with the right tools and information you can get back the confidence in your own abilities to find the position you’re looking for. This workshop aims to enable you to problem-solve issues which are holding you back from all that you can be

WiBSE London Confidence Workshops: Negotiate with Confidence

Wednesday, 30 April 2014 at 18:00 for 2.5 hours

We are negotiating all the time. Whether you are professional in the corporate world, an entrepreneur or a freelancer or a parent - everything that you do involves negotiation. With customers, suppliers, colleagues, regulators, kids or your partner - negotiation is the single most pervasive skill we draw upon in our professional life.

2014 IEEE Women in Engineering International Leadership Conference (WIE-ILC)

Thursday, 1 May 2014 at 17:00 for 2 days

IEEE Women in Engineering International Leadership Conference (WIE-ILC, 1-3 May 2014) attendees will have the opportunity to create communities that fuel innovation, facilitate knowledge sharing and provide support through highly interactive sessions designed to foster discussion and collaboration. WIE-ILC focuses on providing leading-edge professional development for mid-level and senior women



Saturday, 3 May 2014 at 13:00 for 3 HOURS

We are delighted to invite school students to take part in an STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) initiative for prospective female engineers, health professionals, scientists, mathematicians and technologists organised in partnership with IET, JJLEAP, WISE & PROSPECT. It is titled ‘Is STEM for girls?’. It is exclusively for young females from Primary six up to pre Higher’s class. The aim of this event is to encourage young females to make an early decision to become professionals in STEM disciplines in the future. This is as a result of a reduced number of women practising STEM professions in the UK and globally.

WISE@QMUL present: Professor Fran Balkwill, Director of Centre of the Cell

Tuesday, 6 May 2014 at 17:30 for 2 hours

WISE@QMUL present their penultimate event of the year, with a special guest speaker, QMUL Professor Fran Balkwill of Cancer Biology at Barts Cancer Institute, lead for the Centre of Cancer and Inflammation, and Director of Centre of the Cell, a £4 million biomedical science centre for children, educational website and outreach in Whitechapel. As of January 2012 there have been over 42,000 participants in Centre of the Cell activities.

High Tea with BP

Friday, 9 May 2014 at 10:00 for All day (until approx 4pm)

On 9th May, BP are hosting an exclusive women only careers event for students in their 1st or 2nd year at university.

At a world renowned 5-star London hotel, we’ll be bringing together vital voices from across BP, special guest speaker and expert in women’s careers Suzanne Doyle-Morris and some delicious tea and cakes.


Create your future

Saturday, 10 May 2014 at 10:30 for half a day

WISE are working with educational organisations and employers in the Walsall region, and have organised a special event for girls, parents and teachers to meet young women who have chosen a career in engineering, find out what they actually do and why they love their jobs.

Google Science Fair

Monday, 12 May 2014 at 23:00 for

Google Science Fair is a global online competition open to students from 13 to 18 years old.

What do you want to change?

'Astronomy and Poetry' - Professor Bell Burnell

Tuesday, 13 May 2014 at 17:45 for 2 hours

Jocelyn Bell Burnell is one of the country’s leading astronomers and a champion of women in science. As a graduate student she discovered pulsars, opening up a new branch of astrophysics. As a hobby she collects poetry about astronomy and space.

Let’s Talk About Sex: Developing and Supporting your STEM Staff and Students

Wednesday, 14 May 2014 at 09:30 for All Day

This inspiring one day conference organised by the Scottish Resource Centre for Women in SET will address the key issues around gender in STEM education and employment, focussing on outcomes set by the Scottish Funding Council and highlighting the actions and measures that higher education institutions are taking. Aimed at academic staff and human resources professionals, the event will highlight how HEIs can increase diversity in their STEM workforce , making use of the Athena Swan Charter and sharing practice on developing female STEM staff and students.

Young Women in Construction or Engineering

Wednesday, 14 May 2014 at 17:30 for 2½ hours

Young Women in Construction or Engineering

Are you considering a career in Engineering or Construction but feel you need to find out more information?

Are you good at solving problems, good at Maths or creative?

Females are greatly under-represented across the Engineering and Construction sectors, yet many exciting, rewarding and challenging professions exist.


Think Differently, Think Diversity

Thursday, 15 May 2014 at 09:30 for 3 hours

The business case for diversity in construction and the built environment.

This is a brand new free DVD training resource promoting the business benefits of a diverse workforce which is 
inclusive of Female, Black, Asian, and Minority Ethnic apprentices in the construction sector. Book onto the event and receive a free copy of the DVD at the event!!!


Opportunities for Women - Your Career in STEM

Friday, 16 May 2014 at 08:30 for All Day

The Opportunities 4 Women: STEM event is aimed at mid to senior-level women who are working toward their next career goals, whatever these might be. The day will offer delegates access to thought-provoking workshops, inspirational speakers, peer mentoring, career coaching sessions and networking opportunities.

Revealing lives: women in science 1830-2000

Thursday, 22 May 2014 at 09:00 for 2 days

How are we to recover, interpret and understand women’s experiences in science? Popular history delivers stories of a few ‘heroines’ of science, but perhaps these narratives do more to conceal than reveal? Where were the workaday women scientists – now largely invisible – whose contributions have helped shape science today?