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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 →

WiSET Award Ceremony & Diversity Network Group Showcase, Wed 9th May 2018, 1400-1600

The University Women in Science, Engineering & Technology (WiSET) group would like to invite all staff and students to this year's WiSET Award Ceremony. Following the ceremony everyone will have an opportunity to network with WiSET and several of the other University of Southampton diversity network groups over a wine reception with nibbles. This will be a part of the Festival of Doctoral Research. Continue reading →

Interview with Dr Kizanne James, by Sian Bryant

After graduating from Southampton, Dr Kizanne James (MSc Leadership and management in Health and Social Care, 2017) has made the world her home. Kizanne is a Community Engagement Specialist, based in Trinidad and Tobago, working for the global women’s reproductive rights movement SheDecides which supports and establishes national and regional movements in Latin America, Africa and India. Continue reading →

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 →