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Interconnect Student Networking Evening for Women in STEM

  • Date: Friday 10 Nov 2017
  • Location: School of Chemistry, Purdie Building, University of St Andrews
  • Times: 5:20pm in the Chemistry Common Room, 5:30pm talks in Lecture Theatre B, 7:20pm Networking reception in the Chemistry Common Room 
  • Details: Informal networking supporting female students studying in STEM subjects, for staff and students
  • Contact: Tanya Bykova tb275@st-andrews.ac.uk

    17.20 - Welcome Reception (Common Room)

    17.30 - 19.15 Talks (Lecture Theatre B)

    17.35-18.05 Susie Mitchell, Programme Director at Glasgow Science Centre, Glasgow

    18.05-18.20 Heather Lambert, Business Development at Fluorochem Ltd, Manchester

    18.20-18.30 COMFORT BREAK

    18.30-18.45 Rita Tojeiro, Research Fellow at Physics and Astronomy, St Andrews

    18.45-19.00 Tanja van Mourik, Reader at Chemistry, St Andrews

    19.00-19.15 Ruth Letham, Lecturer at Computer Science, St Andrews

     

Feedback online by 28 Feb 2015

Open to All Students in Science related subjects as part of Athena SWAN
'Interconnect: St Andrews' Facebook page
Online survey form: https://standrews.onlinesurveys.ac.uk/interconnect

Time/Date: 5:30pm, Tue 23 April 2015
Event: Interconnect: St Andrews Meet Your Academics Networking event
Details: Informal networking supporting female students studying in STEM subjects, for staff and students, info: Facebook  
Contact: Rosanna Alderson or Ondrej Hadja Students' Association Director of Representation
Venue: Common Room, School of Chemistry, Purdie Building, University of St Andrews 

Time/Date: 1-2pm, Fri 26 Sept 2014
Event: 'Interconnect St Andrews Women in Science' Student talk + coffee event
Details: Informal networking supporting female students studying in STEM subjects for staff and students, info: Facebook  
Contact: Rosanna Alderson or Ondrej Hadja Students' Association Director of Representation
Venue: Lecture theatre C, School of Chemistry, Purdie Building, University of St Andrews

Time/Date: 6pm, Tue 27 Nov 2012
Event: 'Interconnect: St Andrews' - Facebook page
Details: Networking event supporting Women studying in STEM subjects for staff and students
Venue: Parliament Hall, South Street (drinks and refreshments provided)
Staff Sign-up to become a speaker: Are you an existing female academic working in a STEM subject at the University? If so, we invite you to give a short talk, about five minutes, about your experiences in advancing in your career. Your input in the event could prove to be inspirational to female students or to female academic staff who are new to working in STEM subjects.  Email interest to: Sukhi Bains
Student Contact: Amanda Litherland, Students' Association DoRep: dorep@st-andrews.ac.uk
Externally - Interconnect and the Scottish Resource Centre for Women
Internally - University of St Andrews STEM Schools; HR Support & Advice; CAPOD; the Students' Association.
Download flyer: Supporting Female Students in STEM Event (PDF, 302 KB)  

Time/Date: 11am, Thur 25 Oct 2012
Event: Networking event 'Interconnect: St Andrews' planning meeting
Venue: Committee Room, Top Floor, Students’ Union building
Contact: Amanda Litherland, Students' Association Director of Representation: dorep@st-andrews.ac.uk

 

Interconnect St Andrews FAQs:

1. What is Interconnect St Andrews?
A positive action network for women studying in SET/STEM subjects: 
SET = Science, Engineering and Technology
STEM = Science, Technology Engineering and Mathematics
 
2. How is the group run?
The group started through the University Athena SWAN group with the Students' Association Director of Representation.  The first meeting planned to create such a group took place in July 2012 to help promote inclusion for female students studying in SET subjects:

  • Organised by the Students’ Association Sabbatical team
  • Supported by School Presidents and Student Representative Council (SRC)
  • Linked to the Athena SWAN Team and the University E&D Officer 

3. How can I get involved with Interconnect at University? 

Attending events and taking part in networking with staff members.

4. How is it funded and supported?
Interconnect is a partnership between Equate Scotland (formerly The Scottish Resource Centre for Women in SET) hosted by Edinburgh Napier University; NUS Scotland; and funded by the Scottish Government - more info: http://www.equatescotland.org.uk/interconnect/interconnect-student-network

5. How does it link in with other Gender Equality initiatives?
Supported by UK Resource Centre for Women, the initiatives practiced by the group assist the University with its commitment to advance equality of opportunity for female students as well as female researchers and academic staff.  Participation also assists SET/STEM Schools as part of their commitment towards achieving departmental gender equality Athena SWAN awards.
 
6. How can participating with Interconnect help my career as a student?
Interconnect helps students to develop personal networks, build links with industry and enhance their career prospects.  To achieve this Interconnect works with students, students associations, colleges and universities to develop and support Interconnect groups and activities.  Through Interconnect events and online initiatives, Interconnect aims to provide women students with opportunities to:

  • meet qualified women working in their subjects
  • meet with other female science, engineering, technology & built environment students
  • develop their CV and employability
  • promote SET/STEM to younger students
  • be kept up to date with news and events in their field 
      

 

 

Contact

Human Resources

University of St Andrews
The Old Burgh School

Abbey Walk
St Andrews
Fife
KY16 9LB
Scotland, United Kingdom

Tel: +44 (0)1334 463096