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Women in Science & Engineering

The WISE campaign's 'People Like Me' pack highlights the range of great opportunities there are for girls and young women.


The WISE Campaign’s People Like Me resource aims to support and increase the recruitment of girls into STEM subjects in post-16 study. Failing to recruit girls into STEM severely limits their access to exciting careers in new areas.

WISE have created a number of packs to highlight the range of great opportunities there are for girls and young women to use and develop their skills in creative and innovative ways in sectors ranging from space to construction. 

WISE uses a revolutionary approach that uses girls’ natural tendency to create and articulate their self-identity with adjectives to help them see themselves working happily and successfully in science, technology, engineering or maths.

The People Like Me - Space Sector Pack is supported by the UK Space Agency and aimed at girls aged 11-14.

Alice Bunn, the International Director, UK Space Agency provides a welcome to the pack.

Like every other high-tech sector, space needs talented scientists and engineers, both to help develop technology but also to apply that technology and the data it provides in ways that will improve our lives and our understanding of the Earth and the space around us. 

Our greatest space challenges will not be solved easily or individually. 

The Space Sector Pack consists of:

  • Myth busting, facts, and top tips for supporting girls in STEM.
  • Case studies of women from different backgrounds working in different areas, from astrophysicists to businesswomen, and women in start-up companies to international businesses.
  • Lesson plans, session guidance, and quizzes for teachers and ambassadors.
  • Analysis to help girls identify their strengths and how they can identify a career in STEM that they're passionate about.

We all have one thing in common – we want to spread the word that the Space sector is a brilliant place for your students to apply the subjects they enjoy and develop skills that will enable them to follow their dreams! 

Alice Bunn

The Space Sector Pack and other People Like Me packs are available free on the WISE Campaign's website.

Download the pack here

Download all the resources (inc. poster and leaflet)

Author

UK Space Agency

UK Space Agency

The UK Space Agency is an executive agency of the Government of the United Kingdom, responsible for the United Kingdom's civil space programme.

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