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

Irosha Gunatunga

Developer | Investigator | Regulator

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

Irosha is a practical person who is able to methodically work through tasks in order to solve tricky construction and engineering problems. She spends a lot of time on construction sites and relies on her patience and organisational...

THE 12 TYPES OF SCIENTIST

EXPLORER

  • Inquisitive and practical, often quite competitive
  • Likes to be the first to know something and to
    understand why and how things happen
  • Good at reading, searching out information and
    experimenting
  • Likes to work alone but good at listening to
    other people’s ideas
  • Likes to concentrate on a particular topic and to
    solve puzzles

PEOPLE LIKE THIS WORK IN

Universities or hospital laboratories or for charities, to
understand why things happen or how things work

JOBS

IT Support, Test Engineer, Astronomer, Research
Assistant, Research Chemist, Geneticist, Research
Veterinary Scientist, Pharmacist, Zoologist, Geologist,
Cosmologist, Professor

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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