About LivWiSE

Contact us

Post: Liverpool Women in Science and Engineering via Dr Kate Black or Lisa Barker, School of Engineering, Harrison Hughes Building, University of Liverpool, Liverpool, L69 3BX

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Email: liverpoolwise@liv.ac.uk

Who we are

LivWiSE (Liverpool Women in Science & Engineering) is a initiative by the Faculty of Science and Engineering and Faculty of Health and Life Sciences at the University of Liverpool. We work closely with the University of Liverpool Athena Swan and the Equality and Diversity Networks.

LivWiSE has been created to raise the profile and interaction between women in Engineering and Science and we provide events, opportunities for networking and mentoring; and provide a forum for members to exchange experiences, ideas and contacts.

Members of LivWiSE range in age and experience, from students and academics to alumni and business people who are involved in any aspect of engineering, science or technology.  Membership is open to both women and men who are involved in any aspect of engineering, science or technology. We also welcome corporate members.

Steering Group

Founded in 2013, Liverpool Women in Science & Engineering (LivWiSE) steering group meets regularly and reports into the Executive Pro Vice Chancellor for Science and Engineering.  Members of the steering group include industry partners, staff and students to ensure that there is a wide representation from all levels within the University and those involved with women in STEMM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Maths and Medicine).

We welcome anyone interested in joining the steering group, especially from any STEMM areas of the University not currently represented.  For enquiries about the steering group please email liverpoolwise@liv.ac.uk

The steering group aims to:

  • Establish a calendar of events to include lectures and networking opportunities.
  • Develop a mentorship scheme for members of LivWiSE.
  • Identify and promote personal and career development opportunities.
  • Improve the recruitment and retention of women in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths).
  • Produce a website for online promotion.
  • Promote, publicise and celebrate all successes of Women in Engineering and Science (past and present).
  • Act as ambassadors for LivWiSE, to raise its profile, publicise its work and develop links and relationships with other STEM networks to exchange ideas and develop opportunities.
  • Manage the society’s budget.