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International Women's Day - Breaking Barriers: The Women Shaping STEM

The University of Huddersfield are celebrating women in STEM by delivering a panel discussion, a research talk, and demos from early careers researchers.

International Women's Day - Breaking Barriers: The Women Shaping STEM

On 8 March 2024 join the University of Huddersfield's School of Computing and Engineering for ‘Breaking Barriers: Women Shaping STEM at the University of Huddersfield'. 

Celebrating International Women's Day, this free event features a fascinating research talk by a leading female academic, a panel discussion on women's pathways in STEM, and a glimpse into the future with early career researchers. Connect, learn, and be part of shaping tomorrow's world of computing and engineering.

Date: 08/03/2024
Time: 10:15am -3pm
Location: University of Huddersfield

All activities throughout the day are optional so you can book onto 1 activity or all 3.

  • An insightful Discover Lecture on Revolutionizing On-demand Public Transport Systems by Rongge Guo, Research Fellow and leading academic (10:45 - 12:00)
  • Panel discussion on the pathways of women in STEM: Shattering Boundaries and Redefining Standards (13:00 - 14:00)
  • Research demos from the University's early career researchers (14:00 - 15:00)

If you can't visit the campus to celebrate International Women's Day, you can tune into the Discover Lecture virtually.

Learning outcomes

  • Improve engagement, interest or enjoyment in STEM subjects

  • Improve attainment and progress in STEM subjects

  • Learning what the engineering workplace is like

  • 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
    • General engineering
    • Mechanical engineering, systems and processes
    • Medicine and healthcare
    • Transport

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:

  • Learning from career and labour market information
  • 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:

  • Aiming high - the ability to set clear, tangible goals and devise a robust route to achieving them.

  • Listening - the ability to listen and understand information.

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