Over October and November 2014 the University of Huddersfield ran a series of six Saturday sessions on science and technology for girls in Years 10 and 11.
15 January 2015
The sessions encouraged girls to come along and find out more about how things work and how science, technology and maths play a big part in all our lives.
The sessions gave this group of girls a unique opportunity to discover fascinating topics whilst working alongside professional engineers, scientists and researchers in our cutting-edge facilities. In particular the series gave them the chance to explore areas they might not have previously considered as for them, and think about the different education and career option open to them through engaging with these subjects.
What did the sessions cover?
The full programme covered a diverse range of subject disciplines, run by academic staff with a real passion for their subject.
What did the girls think about the sessions?
‘I had honestly never considered a career in engineering before, but the GEST workshops really opened my eyes to the kinds of engineering jobs around. I had never realised just how many paths there are to choose from.’
‘Before I started the workshops, a career in engineering hadn’t really crossed my mind but now I know all about the different branches of engineering, it’s something I definitely want to get into.’
‘I really enjoyed meeting new people and making new friends who share the same interests. I have also discovered things and enjoyed the hands on experience.’
We are hoping to run some similar sessions in 2015 – details will be announced at www.hud.ac.uk