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Women in STEM: Supporting and Retaining Female STEM Students

Men are significantly overrepresented in subjects such as physics and maths. Dr Helen Coulshed is Chair of the Faculty of Natural & Mathematical Sciences Equality and Diversity Committee at King’s College London. They share the efforts of their institution to recruit and retain women studying STEM.

Women in STEM: Intersectional Inclusion, the BAME Student in Engineering Network

According to the 2018 State of Engineering Report, only 15% of engineering employers make efforts to attract and retain women in engineering and technical roles. Charlotte Ajomale-Evans from Swansea University BAME Students in Engineering Network shares insights into the challenges BAME students face when studying STEM subjects in Higher Education.

Women in STEM: Increasing Female Students Uptake of STEM in Education

The Advanced Mathematics Support Programme aims to increase participation in advanced maths qualifications. Rachel Beddoes is Girls’ Participation Coordinator and Employer Liaison & Careers Lead on the Programme. They share strategies for encouraging girls to overcome challenges that are stopping them from studying STEM in Further and Higher Education.