Tuesday, 21 December 2010

Getting WISEr: The 'STEM' Factor

The School of Science and Technology, University of Northampton on the Wednesday 2nd February 2011  10.00 a.m.—4.00 p.m is running an event called The ‘S.T.E.M’ Factor.  A free event to GET THOSE GIRLS ENTHUSED

The aim of this event is to impart good practice, new ideas and address positive ways of getting the message to females everywhere that Engineering and Science “are” areas they can enter and succeed in. There is an untapped market out there with vital skills which our economy needs.

It will also provide opportunities to hear key speakers, network, discuss Women into STEM examples of good practice and opportunities to collaborate and make our campaign stronger. Talk with ex- perienced professional role models, people from Academia, Widening Participation and Careers Guidance Officers.

There will be approximately 7 breakout groups dealing with subjects e.g. Women in Industry
Equality and Diversity STEM Ambassadors—skilled women professionals at your finger 

Hosted by KATE BELLINGHAM,  National STEM Careers Co-ordinator
Profile: After studying Physics and gaining a BSc, Kate soon realised she was interested in Engineering and Computing Programming and joined the BBC when she was 24., presenting shows like Sound & Vision, Tomorrow’s World, The Big Bang and The Acid Test (Radio 5), gaining at the same time her BBC ETSI. Not satisfied with this Kate went on to obtain a Masters in Communication Systems & MSc in Electronic Communication Systems. She is a passionate believer in getting females into Science, Engineering and Technology and wants to share her experience and enthusiasm.

If you are interested in joining in to make cunning plans for the future generation of women to “go out there and take their place” or just for more details please contact Tricia Goodchild, Event Organiser:
By email: tricia.goodchild@northampton.ac.uk By phone: 01604 893005


Monday, 20 December 2010

Teaching and Learning Day

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A further teaching and learning day was held in the School of Science and Technology, University of Northampton, Uk on the 20th December 2010. Bringing together academic staff from the School and some staff from one of the school's partner colleges - Tresham College of Further and Higher Education. The event was held in the Newton Building.


  • Tales of the Unexpected by Jill Pickard -  'Horror Stories' from Exam Boards, providing food for thought on how mistakes can lead to complications. 
  • Dissertation by John Butcher considering the university's dissertation policy, participants experiences of being supervised (both positive and negative) and left participants to consider the fittest for purpose of the dissertation and should we consider alternatives to the standard dissertation.
  • Helena Beeson from Information Resources refreshed the group on some of the resources that were available, some new resources and offered to come into teaching session to provide specific support to students based for a specific assignment.
  • Mick Freeman discussed the new integrated communication system.
The next event is expected next term.

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