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Girls into Electronics

A unique opportunity for girls to develop their interest in electronics through a one-day course at a leading UK university.

Girls into Electronics

'Girls into Electronics' gives female Year 11’s and sixth formers the unique opportunity to develop their interest in Electronics.

At the heart of the programme is a one-day event at a leading UK university, where participants will get the chance to hear from female staff and students at the university, female graduates working in the Electronics industry, as well as have a tour of the facilities and get an introduction to microcontrollers.

This introduction will be a 'hands on' practical session using the Grove Beginners’ Kit, including Arduino, which participants will be provided with and is theirs to keep. They can also get on-line support to complete a range of practical experiments.

Dates and locations

  • University of Strathclyde (Glasgow) - 6 June 2024
  • Heriot-Watt University (Edinburgh) - 11 June 2024
  • Queen’s University (Belfast) - 21 June 2024
  • University of Southampton - 26 June 2024
  • King’s College London - 27 June 2024
  • University of Leeds - 3 July 2024
  • University of Liverpool - 4 July 2024
  • Aston University (Birmingham) - 8 July 2024
  • University of Cambridge - 8 July 2024
  • Royal Holloway, University of London - 10 July 2024
  • University of Nottingham - 10 July 2024
  • University of Bristol - 11 July 2024


Booking fee of £20 per student who applies. The UKESF can waive the cost of tickets for those participants where cost is a barrier.

A discount on the booking fee can be arranged for teachers bringing a group of 5 or more students.

Application deadline

Bookings will close 2 weeks before each event.

Learning outcomes

  • Improve engagement, interest or enjoyment in STEM subjects

  • Improve awareness and aspirations for STEM-related study and careers

  • Challenge stereotypes by showing the diversity of disciplines, people and skills involved in engineering

Subjects and topics

    • Computing
    • Engineering
    • Maths
    • Physics
    • Electronics, robotics and programming
    • General engineering

Gatsby benchmarks

The Gatsby benchmarks are a framework for good careers guidance for schools across all of England and in some areas across the rest of the UK. This experience helps your school to reach the following benchmarks:

  • Linking curriculum learning to careers
  • Encounters with employers and employees
  • Encounters with further and higher education

Essential skills

The essential skills every young person needs to succeed in education and their future career. Find out more at the Skills Builder Partnership. This experience builds the following skills:

  • Listening - the ability to listen and understand information.

  • Problem solving - the ability to find a solution to a complex situation or challenge.

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