People Like Me
People Like Me1 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.
1 People Like Me was co-written by Professor Averil MacDonald OBE and WISE
A REVOLUTIONARY APPROACH TO ENGAGING GIRLS WITH CAREERS IN SCIENCE, TECHNOLOGY, ENGINEERING AND MATHS (STEM).