Gender Equality in STEM
Wednesday 27 June 2012
University of Birmingham
A FREE UKRC One-Day Workshop for Careers Professionals in HE, FE and Adult Services: being held on 20 February at Sheffield Hallam University, 21 March at Liverpool University, 19 April at Southampton Solent University, 29 May at Oxford Brookes University, and 27 June at the University of Birmingham
A National HE STEM Programme project
Careers professionals face increasing demands in the current economic climate and as we move towards the provision of an inclusive adult careers service. The UKRC works with industry, academia and the public sector to improve the participation of women pursuing STEM-related careers in science, engineering and technology (SET) and help address skills shortages in areas which are vital to the future economic prosperity of the country.
The need for positive and up-to-date information about the diversity of opportunities in STEM-related careers is key to overcoming gender stereotyping of roles and career paths. The UKRC is keen to support careers advisers in addressing some of these challenges and, as part of its support for the National HE STEM programme, is delivering specialist training on gender equality issues in SET for careers professionals working with adults and in higher and further education.
Aims and objectives
The programme aims to:
· raise awareness of:
o the need for widening career choice for girls and women in science, engineering and technology (SET)
o factors affecting entry into non-traditional careers for women
o implicit and explicit stereotyping in careers guidance and education
· reflect on strategies to overcoming gender stereotyping when offering guidance or information to girls and women
At the end of the training session participants will have:
· updated their training with regard to gender equality
· identified the reason for the need to recruit more women into SET
· identified the barriers which can prevent women from entering and returning to employment in SET
· a greater awareness of the range of STEM-related careers and sources of LMI available
The workshop runs from 10.00 – 16.00 and is highly interactive and allows time for networking. All participants receive a detailed folder with practical information, exercises and case studies.
Who should attend
Careers advisers, employment advisers and placement officers in higher and further education institutions, adult IAG services and representatives of other careers support organisations.
To book a place
Places are free of charge and limited on a first come, first served basis. Please use the registration form below to book a place. If you would like further information please email Veronica Benson at email@example.com or call 0118 378 4791. Further details will be sent to you nearer the time.
If you are unable to attend the workshop please let us know at least 2 days before the event. Failure to do so may result in a cancellation charge of £40.00.