UK 120 under 40

One of the winners of 2017 WiSET awards, has been announced as one of this year’s winners of 120 Under 40: The New Generation of Family Planning Leaders by The Bill & Melinda Gates Institute for Population and Reproductive Health at the John Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health (part of John Hopkins University in Baltimore, USA). Continue reading →

Thoughts by Dr Su White 

There has been lots of discussion online and in the papers about the impact of filter bubbles. I have recently been reminded of my own personal filter bubbles and have decided to be philosophical about it and work harder to break out of my bubble. In my little bubble, I have been aware, for many years, of the need to take action to ensure greater equality for women. In fact, I am prepared to say that I actually believe in equality, and equity, across the board. Continue reading →

Collage Unveiling at the Hospital

In honour of Ada Lovelace Day 2017, the Women in Science, Engineering and Technology (WiSET) group at the University of Southampton, unveiled a collage made up of hundreds of photos of women from all around the university. Located outside the main lecture theatres in the South Academic Block at Southampton General Hospital, attendees gathered to see the collage for the first time. Continue reading →

WiSET Networking Lunch and Photography Exhibition

For the second year running, WiSET ran the annual WiSET awards to recognise the exceptional contributions of individuals across the university who have worked to raise the profile and participation of women in science, engineering, maths and medicine (STEMM). We were fortunate this year to have an exceptionally strong field of candidates for the 2017 WiSET awards and found it very challenging to pick only two. Continue reading →

IWD 2017 city event

On the 11th March 2017, West Quay played host to the largest international women’s day (IWD) event in its history. With 500 to 600 people gathered around at any one time, crowding around balconies on all floors, filling up all available space, the event was a resounding success. Katrina Morgan, WiSET co-chair, was inspired by the lead organiser, Ishret Damani from Hampshire constabulary, to get involved and help with the running of the event. Continue reading →

Diversity Fortnight Story

Louise Goux-Wirth’s coverage on the Diversity Fortnight 2017: Through Diversity Fortnight (20th February – 7th March 2017), we aimed to bring to the forefront discussions on each of the protected characteristics covered by the Equality Duty, with a main intersectionality vision to through exploring issues beyond gender. Continue reading →

2017 WiSET Award winner: Kizanne James

We are delighted to present this year WISET award winner Kizanne James. Here is a foreword from the WISET SG about Kizanne: Kizanne James is an International student on the Leadership and Management MSc course in the Faculty of Health Sciences. Her dissertation is regarding the impact of work life balance on women getting into leadership roles. She is also a postgraduate member of the Equality, Diversity and Inclusivity committee in her Faculty. Continue reading →

2017 WiSET Award winner: Angeles Camacho

We are delighted to present this year WISET award winner Angeles Camacho. Here is an introduction of the winner by our WISET SG: Angeles Camacho is a second-year postgraduate research student in the Optoelectronics Research Centre (ORC). Her doctoral research is on novel fabrication methods for optical fibres. She set up the Diversity Officer role at the University of Southampton Optics and Photonics Society. Continue reading →