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Faculty of Science and Technology joins WISE to promote female students’ careers in STEM subjects

26 January 2015

The Faculty of Science and Technology has joined the Women in to Science and Engineering campaign (WISE), which sets out to promote female talent in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) from classroom to boardroom.

WISE's mission is to push the proportion of female employees from 13% to 30% by 2020, boosting the talent pool to drive economic growth – a goal that the University of Westminster is proud to back.

WISE aims to achieve this by helping organisations to inspire women and girls to pursue STEM subjects as pathways to exciting and fulfilling careers. All our students can benefit from WISE by signing up here for free student membership and connecting with other women who love science, technology, engineering and maths, inspiring more girls to follow in their footsteps and being inspired by other successful women.

The Faculty is planning regular networking events as part of the WISE project, inviting WISE members from external companies in to speak with Westminster students, share their experiences and give advice on how to progress in their careers. For further information please subscribe to the Faculty’s social channels on Facebook and Twitter.

Memona Mohammad, Higher Apprentice at BT, said that the WISE project provides valuable networking opportunities. "As a WISE member, it is rewarding being part of a strong and committed community of people who are dedicated to raising awareness of the amazing prospects for women in STEM. I have met other women in STEM and built a network of contacts and friendships.”

She continued, “There are endless opportunities where you can help to motivate other young women and the next generation who will be the future of science, technology, engineering and mathematics. I have had the opportunity to speak about female representation in technology and engineering on TV and at events as a guest speaker."

What WISE membership entails

  • Role model and speaker opportunities
  • Priority invitations to WISE events, including the annual WISE Awards and WISE Student Colloquium
  • Discounts on WISE training and events
  • Opportunities to make contact with employers, colleges and universities, professional institutions and research bodies to ask for advice on careers in STEM
  • Notifications of bursaries and scholarships for STEM students
  • Opportunities to meet and network with other women in STEM
  • Receiving the monthly newsletters 'WISE News' and 'Focus on Talent', the e-bulletin dedicated to jobs in STEM

Sign up for free student membership or visit the WISE website.

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