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Deadline 2 June 2014

Event 23 June 2014


LivWiSE prize draw- two tickets to Women in Engineering: The Challenge. 23 June 2014, London

The UK faces a skills shortage in the next few years and needs to attract more girls into engineering and retain more of our qualified women engineers. So, the question to ask is ‘What are we going to do about it?’

LivWiSE is offering two students the opportunity to attend the inaugural event in London on 23 June 2014, for National Women in Engineering Day, organised by the Women's Engineering Society to discuss options and find out what other organisations are doing to address this challenge. To enter the prize draw for two free tickets (worth £100) email kateblk@liverpool.ac.uk by 2nd June 2014

Mon 23 June 2014


National Women in Engineering Day 23 June 2014

A day dedicated to raising the profile and celebrating the achievements of women in engineering.  Read more

Thursday 26 June 2014



LivWiSE Guest Lecture - Dame Julia King

LivWiSE is delighted to invite you to our forthcoming event with prestigious guest speaker Professor Dame Julia King.   World renowned, multi award winning academic and Vice-Chancellor of Aston University Dame Julia’s academic work includes over 160 papers on fatigue and fracture in structural materials and developments in aerospace and marine propulsion technology. This guest lecture will explore her work, achievements and give an engineer’s perspective on women in leadership.  This event is FREE to attend but places are limited so book now to avoid disappointment. To book click here.  For more details click here

31 Aug - 3 Sept 2014


European Society for Biomaterials (ESB) Women in Science and Engineering symposium - LivWiSE guest speaker Rosti Hama Rashid

Congratulations to Rosti Hama Rashid who was selected as LivWiSE guest speaker at the ESB symposium (31 Aug - 3 Sept 2014).  Thank you to all entrants, the standard was extremely high.  If you would like to attend please visit www.esb2014.org

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Yorkshire Post  

Science should not be a male preserve by Nicola Woodroofe, The Yorkshire Post.

Dr Tara Shears  

The Liverpool View: The problem with women in physics

“There is a problem with women in physics. It’s not the ones we’ve got, it’s the ones we’ve lost." Read more

Tara Shears is a Professor in the University of Liverpool’s Department of Physics

The Huffington Post   

What it takes to succeed in Academia (by Dame Athene Donald-Gender Champion at Cambridge)  The Huffington Post.   Read more

 The Guardian  

Women needed to engineer a bright future for British industry by Jennifer Rankin, The Observer

With Europe's lowest percentage of female engineers, the UK needs to work at attracting girls to the profession.  Read more

 The Guardian  

Does it matter that there aren't more women in science? by R P Grant, The Guardian

A bibliometric analysis in Nature purports to confirm that women scientists are discriminated against. But the full picture might be much more interesting. Read more

Royal Academy of Engineering  

The Royal Academy of Engineering is set to appoint its first female president, Cambridge University’s Professor Dame Anne Dowling, an expert in combustion and acoustics. Read the full article in The Engineer

 The Independent  

Women scientists less likely to receive funding, study finds by Charlie Cooper, The Independent

British women scientists researching cures to the world’s most deadly diseases are less likely to receive funding than their male counterparts, and also receive significantly smaller sums, a study has found. Read more

The Telegraph  

It’s not all about hard hats, honest: life as a female engineer

Alicia Sanchez Espin explains what it's like to work within an industry with just a six per cent female workforce.  Read full article

The Mars Society   

Mars needs women engineers and scientists.  The Mars Society.  Read more

The Guardian Logo  

Gender diversity in leadership is key to business success. The Guardian Read more

The Telegraph  

From India to London Bridge: How the UK's rising engineering star Roma Agrawal helped build The Shard.  The Telegraph Read more

 The Royal Society TN  

Willetts champions women in engineering. The Royal Society. Read more

 Times Higher Education  

Willetts ends ELQ rule for part-time engineering and tech degrees

Fee loans will be offered to students studying engineering and technology part time as second degrees in a bid to attract more women to the subjects. By John Morgan, Times Higher Education. Read more

Dr Tara Shears  

Female first for Physics

University of Liverpool's Dr Tara Shears has been awarded a Professorship, making her the first female Professor of Physics at the University. Read more


Where are the women scientists and engineers?

Science and technology are dominated by men – and the situation isn't improving. A former engineer asks who is to blame. By Chi Onwurah, The Guardian  Read more

007_NadineYoungLiverpool Alumni  

Liverpool Alumni Women Engineers: building a bright future

Two Liverpool Engineering alumni are highlighting the opportunities for women in engineering. Read more

 BBC News  

 Viewpoint: Plug 'leaky pipeline' for women in science

The "leaky pipeline" analogy is often used when talking about women in Stem careers. By Suzi Gage. BBC News. Read more

Research Professional127 TN  

Gender balance absent in academia

According to a recent study, universities still fail to address equality issues properly. By Tiia Mustonen. Research Professional Read more

 RealBusiness WiE  

It's time for women to disrupt engineering

With the help of role models and supporting networks, female engineers could disrupt an industry. by Vanessa Zainzinger. Real Business Read more


Women of the Future Summit 2013: "Without networks, we will fail"

Discussing female leadership: networks and mutual support are the only way. by Vanessa Zainzinger Real Business Read more

Women in the workplace report 2013  

 Women in the workplace

The Business, Innovation and Skills Committee published its report of the enquiry into Women in the Workplace. Read the article by Dr Heather Williams, Science Grrl more or click here to read the full report 

Hertha Ayrton  

Look in the right places and you will find women scientists of the past

In collaboration with Women in Science Research Network (WISRNet) the University of Liverpool's Dr Claire Jones researches the history of women in science. Read more 

 Royal Academy of Engineering  

Engineering more diversity

The new Diversity Leadership Group (DLG) at the RAoE is taking steps to respond to the predicted future shortage of skilled engineers in the UK. Read more

 Woman's Hour Radio 4  

Professor Jocelyn Bell Burnell DBE joins Jane Garvey on Radio 4's Woman's Hour to discuss her career and what can be done to get more women interested in physics. Listen again

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 LivWiSE enewsletter  

 LivWiSE enewsletter Winter 2013

Women in Science and Engineering  


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Women's Engineering Society  


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The Women Engineer  


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