WISE KSE: Attracting Female Students
13:00 – 14:30 | 10 June
Just 26% of those getting STEM qualifications in 2019 were female. Women and girls need to be inspired about studying STEM at university and where it could take them but how?
Hear from academic institutions who are ahead of the game and learn about the best ways to attract female candidates onto STEM degrees. Share stories and best practice with other WISE academic members in this interactive online session hosted by WISE.
Dr Anne Nortcliffe
Founding Head of the School of Engineering, Technology and Design, Canterbury Christ Church University.
Dr Anne Nortcliffe is proactively responsible for creating a new School with inclusive and diversity as its’ beating heart. Anne has lead, worked collaboratively across the region and University to ensure inclusive and diversity is addressed in every aspect of the school activities from, student recruitment activities; staff human resource activities; Higher Education Facilities; Student Learning activities; Industrial Engagement activities.
Anne has a degree in Chemistry, MSc in Control Engineering, PhD in Process Control Engineering, industrial experience in artificial intelligence and software engineering for the Chemical Engineering Industry. Anne has been an academic in several institutions teaching, leading in areas of automation, manufacturing, computer networks, aerospace/aeronautical, software engineering, software entrepreneurship, mechanical and materials engineering. Anne is an active engineering education researcher with an international reputation in engineering employability development; learning technology; computing and engineering education pedagogical approaches; inclusive and diverse computing and engineering education.
Professor Sue Black OBE
Professor of Computer Science and Technology Evangelist in the Department of Computer Science, Durham University
An award winning Computer Scientist, Technology Evangelist and Digital Skills Expert, Professor Sue Black was awarded an OBE for “services to technology” in the 2016 Queen’s New Year’s Honours list. She is Professor of Computer Science and Technology Evangelist in the Department of Computer Science at Durham University, a UK government advisor, thought leader, Trustee at Comic Relief, social entrepreneur, writer and public speaker. Sue set up the UK’s first online network for women in tech BCSWomen in 1998 and led the campaign to save Bletchley Park. Sue’s first book Saving Bletchley Park details the social media campaign she led to save Bletchley Park from 2008-2011, it has been an Amazon UK bestseller.
Sue didn’t have a traditional start to her career. She left home and school at 16, married at 20 and had 3 children by the age of 23. A single parent at 25 she went to university, gained a degree in computing then a PhD in software engineering. Sue now has 4 children and 3 grandchildren.
This online event is open to all WISE academic members.