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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 →

Selfie call out 2017

Please send us your selfies! Follow the link: The University Women in Science, Engineering, and Technology (WiSET) group is calling out for selfie photos of all women in science, engineering, maths and technology across the university to create a celebratory mosaic collage. With an overall representation of 40% women across the university, last year WiSET created a collage to showcase women from the University http://www.wiset.soton. Continue reading →