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Girls into Electronics

Girls into Electronics gives female sixth formers the unique opportunity to develop their interest in Electronics through a one-day course at a leading UK university.

Girls into Electronics

Girls into Electronics gives female sixth formers the unique opportunity to develop their interest in Electronics through a one-day course at a leading UK university, with additional content delivered online by the UKESF.

Participants will find out more about Electronics and studying the subject at university level, as well as hearing from female graduate engineers working in the Electronics sector.

During the in-person day, up to 40 attendees will experience a sample lecture from a senior academic, input from current students, a department tour, a Q&A with a UKESF Scholar and an introduction to microcontrollers.

This introduction relates to the Grove Beginners’ Kit, including Arduino, which participants are provided with and is theirs to keep.

Follow-up online sessions will guide participants through further practical activities with the microcontrollers.

Dates and locations

  • Monday 30 May at Aston University
  • Wednesday 15 June at Newcastle University
  • Wednesday 22 June at University of Southampton
  • Thursday 23 June at Heriot-Watt University
  • Tuesday 5 July at Cardiff University
  • Wednesday 6 July at Royal Holloway, University of London
  • Wednesday 6 July at University of Sheffield
  • Thursday 7 July at Bath University
  • Wednesday 13 July at Imperial College London
  • Wednesday 20 July at University of Liverpool

Cost

Attendance of the course is kindly sponsored by CSA Catapult, and is fully funded, with the exception of a small admin fee of £25 per participant.

Learning outcomes

  • Improve engagement, interest or enjoyment in STEM subjects

  • Develop engineering employability skills

  • 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
    • 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 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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