Studying or working in a science or engineering subject? Interested in how to close the gender gap? Want to hear great role models speak about their own experiences?
Then join us for our Annual Conference taking place on March 7th- 8th, 2015 in Oxford.
The conference will motivate, inspire, and promote women across all STEM subjects through a series of talks by prominent members of the STEM community in the UK and EU, panel discussions regarding legislation and support schemes for under-represented women in academia, workshops on personal branding, negotiation and other key employability skills and interactive discussion of men and women roles in the effort for a gender balance in STEM.
This event promises to be filled with exciting activities that will challenge our views of women in the scientific world, and will present an exciting opportunity for you to be inspired, add to your skills, make new connections, discuss your own views with like-minded people and encourage you to goals and careers.
Professor Dame Sue Bailey
Dr Ellie Cosgrave
Lunch / Workshop 1*
Lunch / Workshop 2*
Flash Talks & Discussion on current support schemes for women in STEM
Professor Susan Lea
Professor Gwyneth Stallard OBE
Professor Julie Gray
Prof Tara Moore
Dr Emily Flashman
Professor Irene Tracey
Lunch / Workshop 1*
Lunch / Workshop 2*
Panel discussion: Institutional Policy: a driver for change?
Setting up a society & closing remarks
* Each day you can choose to attend one workshop before or after lunch.
The workshops available on each day are:
Situated right in the heart of England, Oxford is one of the country's academic hubs. It's also an historic and enchanting city, woven into the fabric of UK culture. This combination makeS it the perfect location for a conference debating the future of women in science, engineering, technology and mathematical disciplines. The address can be found below:
Inorganic Chemistry Laboratory
South Parks Road
OX1 3QR Oxford
Oxford is well-connected with the rest of the UK through both road and railway networks.
The conference venues are approximately a 20 minute walk from Oxford rail station. Direct trains from London take approximately one hour and leave Paddington every 30 minutes. Oxford is also well served from main travel hubs around the country:
Oxford's Park & Ride is the easiest way to get into Oxford City Centre by car - believe us! With five car parks located around Oxford's ring road and fast and frequent bus services until late evening, it is the only sensible way to travel into Oxford City Centre. The nearest is the Seacourt, just off the A34 Botley Interchange. You will need to get off at the St Aldates road bus stop just outside the town hall. From there the conference venue is just a 5-10 minute walk through the town centre. Please note there is no parking space available at the venue. While there is parking in the city centre, it is very expensive and Oxford's one way system makes it a challenge for newcomers.
The Oxford Tube coach service runs to and from London every 15 minutes during the day (2 hours), complete with free wifi and power points. Additionally, all the major bus companies, including National Express, Megabus and Stagecoach, operate from Oxford Bus Station to various locations across the UK. The bus station itself is a 15 minute walk from the venue.
While Oxford does not have its own airport, there are regular coach services connecting Oxford with each of the major London airports; Heathrow (1 hour), Gatwick (2 hours) and Luton (2 hours) airport. They terminate at the bus station in Oxford city centre.
We kindly ask that you arrange your own accommodation during the conference. On the Sunday, the conference will finish by 17:30 latest, leaving enough time for you to catch trains back if you wish. There are many hostels and hotels in the area, some of the less expensive ones are listed below. College accommodation is also available through University Rooms, though prices and availability can vary drastically depending on dates.