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Ada Lovelace lecture 2018

WiSET+ were proud to organise a lecture to celebrate Ada Lovelace Day (yearly held on the 2nd Tuesday of October). This day, which is celebrated internationally, aims to increase the profile of women in science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM) by recognising the achievements of women in STEM, and in doing so creating new role models to encourage more girls into STEM careers. Continue reading →

WiSET is changing its name!

As of September 2018, WiSET will now be known as WiSET+, signifying an expansion to all disciplines including science, technology, engineering, medicine, maths (STEMM), arts, humanities, social sciences, business and law (AHSSBL). WiSET+ will strengthen their working relationship with the other diversity groups within the university, aiming to keep inclusivity at the core of what we do. Continue reading →


Winning women! WiSET and WiSET award winners feature in the University of Southampton’s newsletter. Re:action is the University of Southampton's bi-annual Research and Enterprise newsletter offering insight into public policy related research conducted at the University as well as public engagement and business activities. Continue reading →

STEM Badge Day Celebrations at Winchester Science Centre (26/4/18) by Dr. Jessica Spurrell

  As many of the best projects do, it all began with a cup of tea. And also, a timely request from a local Guide group. Active WiSET member and champion of equality, diversity and inclusion, Dr. Lindsay-Marie Armstrong has contributed many successful initiatives in supporting and encouraging girls and women of all ages in STEMM, particularly the fields of Engineering and Maths (the ‘EM’ in STEMM). Continue reading →

Meeting the St. Anne’s STEMettes (17/6/18), by Dr. Jessica Spurrell

Nestled in the bustling Bedford Place, in Southampton’s City Centre, you may be surprised to hear the familiar sounds of bells, laughter, shouting and the footsteps of hundreds of people moving around – or you may not be, as such sounds have been emanating from St. Anne’s secondary school there for over a hundred years! Situated right in the heart of our city, this all-girls state school serves pupils from Southampton’s richly diverse community. Continue reading →

My Journey as an Optoelectronics Scientist — IEEE Women in Engineering International Leadership Conference in San Jose 2018

Hi, my name is Senta. I am a first year PhD student at the Optoelectronics Research Centre (ORC) in Southampton. My research focuses on optical sensor systems for aerospace and I am writing this blog to share my experiences with the world and show how much there is to gain from a PhD in science. https://myjourneyinoptoelectronics.wordpress. Continue reading →