Diversity

Celebrating UNESCO International Day of Women and Girls in Science 2021

Posted on 19 February 2021 by Gayathri Eknath

On Thursday 11th February we celebrated the UNESCO International Day of Women and Girls in Science with a TWiSTEM (Trevithick Women in STEM) lunch event showcasing five of the inspirational PhD students we have from Computer Science, Engineering and Physics & Astronomy. Chaired by Professor Erminia Calabrese, the event was open to undergraduates and any staff or researchers (of
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GW4 Diversity in Physics Conference

Posted on 12 November 2020 by Wendy Sadler

The Physics and Astronomy departments of the GW4 network* hosted a free 1-day online conference to mark LGBTQ+ STEM Day 2020. Aimed at staff and students from the physics sector we discussed the many dimensions of diversity, and how we can tackle the barriers that still exist. The programme featured speakers on topics such as
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Cardiff University, GW4 and Prism Exeter celebrate Diversity and Inclusion for LGBTQ+ STEM Day 2020

Posted on 4 November 2020 by Gayathri Eknath

By Wendy Sadler LGBTQ+ STEM Day is an annual global event held to raise awareness of the barriers to inclusion in (and progression through) STEMM subjects and careers faced by individuals who identify as LGBTQIA+ (i.e. Lesbian, Gay, Bi, Trans/Trans+, Queer/Questioning, Intersex, Asexual/Ace/Agender or otherwise not cisgender and/or not straight).  We often think of STEMM as
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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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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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Who inspires you?

Posted on 9 February 2019 by Wendy Sadler

To celebrate UN International girls and women in Science day (11th February 2019) we asked some science communicators from Cardiff University’s spin out ‘science made simple‘ who was their inspiration… Tell us about yours in the comments… by Wendy Sadler Which women inspire you? I reckon for me my mum was probably one of the first
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Understanding Autism

Posted on 9 February 2019 by Wendy Sadler

By Sarah Barrett These days, almost everyone has heard of autism spectrum disorder (ASD).  As a PhD student at the Wales Autism Research Centre, Cardiff University, my research is centred on this lifelong neurodevelopmental disorder.  On a personal level, I have two siblings on the spectrum, which has definitely directed my priorities in terms of
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