Inspiring girls with People Like Me

People Like Me

People Like Me aims to support the recruitment of girls into STEM subjects post-16, particularly those that girls typically do not choose subjects such as physics and engineering. Currently physics is the 3rd most popular A-level for boys but only the 19th for girls, and of 14,000 engineering apprentices, in 2017 only 450 were girls. Failing to recruit girls into these areas is not only limiting for the girls (as they miss out on great careers in exciting areas) but also represents a real threat to the UK economy.

A REVOLUTIONARY APPROACH TO ENGAGING GIRLS WITH CAREERS IN SCIENCE, TECHNOLOGY, ENGINEERING AND MATHS (STEM).

ROLE MODELS

Alison Small

Trainer | Persuader | Communicator

“I get to meet a variety of people on a daily basis and learn new things from them everyday.”

Alison is a very friendly person and her outgoing and collaborative nature is perfect for getting along with all the different people she encounters in her job. Being reliable and organised is also really important in Alison’s role and helps her make sure her measurements are accurate—which keeps our roads nice and level!

THE 12 TYPES OF SCIENTIST

Communicator

  • Good with words and people
  • May be good at a foreign language > May be good in front of a camera
  • Good at simplifying complex information and explaining technical facts in documents
  • Understands the audience and how to use different media to get a message across

PEOPLE LIKE THIS WORK IN

businesses, charities or the media including TV and radio, advertising and promotion or in journalism and social media

JOBS

Events Officer, Science Communications Officer, Outreach Officer, Medical Writer, Head of Scientific Programming (TV), TV Researcher, Science Journalist, Science Festival Director, Museum Curator, Science Publisher, Technical Translator, Website Designer.

I thought the webinar was fantastic and felt really motivated and inspired afterwards. I have a session booked in July at a girls school and even though it isn’t specifically a people like me event, there was so much useful information in the webinar that I can use. Things like girls relating to failure more, keeping their options open, being more in the know about post GCSE options etc.

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