Gender gap in grant applications for EPSRC funding

Underrepresentation of women in the engineering and physical sciences remains one of  EPSRC’s (Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council) largest equality, diversity and inclusion challenges and is a well-known issue in the engineering and physical sciences community. EPSRC recently published a report on the gender balance of their grant portfolio. It presented a stark picture of under-funding of women scientists. Continue reading →

Call for Wiset+ Award nominations

Annual Women in Science, Engineering, Technology and Humanities (WiSET+) Awards Call for nominations The call for nominations is now open for the annual WiSET+ awards and will close Friday 17th April 2020. These awards recognise any members of our university community: students, academics, technical, administrative or managerial staff, who have made an outstanding contribution to supporting women in academia, above and beyond the requirements of their formal role. Continue reading →

Exhibits online

Pictures of the creative responses of WiSET+ first creativity exhibition are now available online. The theme "Women in Academia" could be explored in any way, any medium (painting, drawing, photography, sculpture, poetry, film, textiles, clay, digital etc.) and could be of any size. Take a look here to explore the variety of exhibits and marvel at the talent of our artists. Continue reading →

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 →