The University is extending its commitment to advancing women’s careers in science, technology and engineering by signing the government’s Women into Technology and Engineering Compact.
The Compact, launched today [Wednesday 7 May] at the Science Museum in London, is a new campaign to get more people, particularly women, studying science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM) subjects and going on to STEM careers.
Under the new Compact, the government has set national goals, the most important of which is to increase the proportion of female undergraduates studying Engineering and Technology to 30% by 2030.
Skills and Enterprise Minister Matthew Hancock said: ‘STEM disciplines are the heartbeat of the modern world. From agriculture to aviation, the analytical and problem-solving skills they develop are more valuable than ever in a fast-changing, global economy. I'm delighted that 170 leading organisations are joining us in our commitment to inspiring more women and girls to take up study and training in these areas.’