St Mary’s University, Twickenham
St Mary’s University, Twickenham
“I am a woman and am passionate about Physics, can I have a career in Physics?” This is the question that many female students ask themselves when they are trying to decide which subject to choose at the university in order to build a successful career. at St Mary’s University, Twickenham

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Year 12 Women in Physics Taster Day

University event offered by St Mary’s University, Twickenham

Event Summary:

“I am a woman and am passionate about Physics, can I have a career in Physics?” This is the question that many female students ask themselves when they are trying to decide which subject to choose at the university in order to build a successful career.

Full Event Details:

The STEM event will start with an interactive lecture entitled “Careers in physics for women: How to have a successful career in physics” in which the students will have the opportunity to learn more about the different careers that stem from physics and explore their own inclinations under the guidance of a professional female physicists.

The lecture will be followed by a “hands-on” session where the students will perform physics experiments under the supervision of undergraduate Applied Physics students. In the last part of the STEM event the students will be able to answer questions to female Applied Physics students and professional female physicists.

Timetable:

10:30 Introductory talk: “Careers in Physics for women: How to have a successful and rewarding career” – Dr Elisabetta Canetta (Applied Physics team)

11:00 Hands-on experiments in Physics – Staff and students of Applied Physics (girls will be able to talk to physics students, in particular female physics students)

12:30 Lunch

13:00 Round Table/Q&A session: “I am a female physicist: Is there space for me in the scientific world?”– Girls will ask questions to female physicists about their careers and why they chose to become physicists (Dr Elisabetta Canetta and female physics students)
13:30 Wrap up
13:45 Departure

Suitable For:

Bookings by Teachers for Key Stage 5 (Students aged 16-18)

Duration:

Half Day

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Minimum number of students:

1

Institution Profile:

Why St Mary’s?Teaching is in our DNA. St Mary’s was founded in 1850 to train teachers in educating poor children in London. We have been recognised for our teaching excellence; Teaching at St Mary’s has been granted a Silver award within the Teacher Excellence Framework. Both our Primary and Secondary Initial Teaching Education programmes were judged by Ofsted to be ‘Outstanding’. St Mary’s is also rated as one of the top three universities for sport in England (Which? 2019) and we are no.1 in London for course and teaching satisfaction (Guardian University Guide 2020). St Mary’s is just half an ... more





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