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My STEM journey as a woman

Posted on 7 April 2020 by Gayathri Eknath

By Lowri Williams The events of the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic have been unfortunate and unforgettable. But on the lighter side of things, it has also allowed an increase in our communications with our family and friends, something I’m sure many of us had started taking for granted. During this time of lockdown, my mum has
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Unravelling the Universe to the students at Howell’s School

Posted on 10 March 2020 by Gayathri Eknath

By Lucy Haslam We present below an account by Lucy Haslam on what messages she took away from the talks given by three Physics & Astronomy PhD students from Cardiff University. Lucy is a student at Howell’s (GDST) School based in Cardiff, and currently studying in Year 12. On Tuesday 25th February 2020, three PhD students,
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What does inclusion mean to you?

Posted on 10 March 2020 by Gayathri Eknath

All views are my own and do not represent the host institution of this blog. What are the first thoughts that come to mind when you hear ‘inclusion’? How about when you hear ‘diversity’, ‘disability’, ‘mental health’, ‘gender’ and ‘access’? How do you feel about ‘LGBTQ+’? These are the questions that I think lie at
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Science Superheroes! Can role models positively influence children’s attitudes towards STEM careers?

Posted on 18 February 2019 by Naomi Dinmore

Last summer, I had the fantastic opportunity to take part in a real-life research placement through the Cardiff Undergraduate Research Opportunities Programme (CUROP). It was exciting because I was able to explore some of the stereotypes in STEM subjects, and why women specifically are still considered a minority within STEM fields. Despite numerous interventions, Women
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