The Science and Technology Studies department at UCL is delighted to announce a new Lectureship in Science Communication. The field of specialisation within science communication is open, but we have a strong preference for the convergence of two types of expertise. First, (1) science communication and public engagement in the sphere of science writing, and (2) science and technology studies as they relate to the natural sciences, as practiced at UCL. Expertise in communication theory, and journalism more generally, are additional essential elements for this post. (more…)
Sagent Engineering Recruitment Joins the Global Marathon for Women in Engineering and Technology
March 6th to 8th, 2013
During March 6th – 8th, 2013, the Global Marathon becomes a place for connecting women in engineering and technology who “meet” via live Internet chats, telephone conversations, webcasts and live events. The Marathon provides a platform to support and unite women in the fields of engineering and technology, and culminates on International Women’s Day.
Sagent Recruitment is a wholly women-owned engineering recruitment company, placing both women and men in the aerospace, defence, automotive and energy industries. Across the three days of the Marathon, you can get career advice from one of our Directors, Michele Garrigan and Greet Brosens, and form your ‘Career Elevator Pitch’: a professional summary to get you noticed.
Greet and Michele can help you sharpen your message, clarify your career objectives, and answer any questions you have about today’s engineering job market. Call +44 (0)207 071 5156 any time between 9 am and 5 pm (GMT) on March 6th, 7th or 8th for a conversation about how to promote yourself professionally and improve your career prospects.
Mums in Science reader Rachel Higgins details how shifts in educational demographics in the U.S. and across Europe have made it easier for women in all stages of life to gain access to university learning, particularly in the maths and sciences. Ms. Higgins writes around the web about such things as how to find an accredited online college. Her thoughts below add to conversations this blog has previously held about learning stereotypes and how to change them. (more…)
Flourish Solutions are developing a leadership and networking programme for women in business with the aim of companies retaining more women and more of them wanting to be promoted into the senior executive positions. They would like to hear about your experiences of what is working and what is not. What are the barriers to more women staying […]
Isn’t balancing work and life tough? I mean really! Even if you feel like you have the greatest balanced life possible – sometimes it just gets to be too much. You know what I mean? Let’s break this down: there are 24 hours in a day. 7 days in a week. That’s 168 hours per […]
This is the first in a series of articles looking at identifying your core values and strengths and developing a life plan that fits with these. This article will deal with how to clear a bit of time and space to get started. In his book “7 Habits of Highly Effective People” (1), Stephen R […]
Paris, UNESCO Headquarters Monday 3 and Tuesday 4 December 2012 Benefiting from the patronage of the UNESCO, the international conference Millennia2015, “An action plan for women’s empowerment” is organized to present the results of the foresight exercise started in 2008. Millennia2015 “Women actors of development for the global challenges” has been launched by The Destree Institute and […]
The population of the world is increasing in leaps and bounds. However, the growth in the number of available jobs all across the globe, as compared to population, is not as high. This is one of the major factors due to which, many people have to spend a lot of time to find a suitable […]
Wondering who’s responsible for your career development? Take a look in the mirror. It’s you. Yeah, you. Why? Because no one else is. There may have been a time when employers provided extensive on-the-job training for new, potential or current employees. But in an era of fast-paced, ever-changing, competitive business on a tight budget, that […]
Women have to face all types of pressures in life. Whether these pressures are related to the family life or work, they need to be dealt with and managed in the appropriate way. There needs to be a balance between these two aspects of life and here’s some tips on how every woman can […]
Great rendition of Queen’s Bohemian Rhapsody AKA Mom’s Rhap(sody) a parody of the former number 1 hit by the Rock Band of the 80’s JUST FOR FUN [youtube_sc url=”http://youtu.be/gZIQlG79CoE”]
Work-life balance is a phrase some may call a cliché while others might ask ‘What’s the big deal?’ about it. As a concept it is indeed a big-deal, otherwise it wouldn’t have been spoken of for so many years and gained an ever-increasing number of proponents. The beauty of determining a ‘work-life’ balance is that […]
One supervisor used four-letter words to critique an employee’s work during a meeting. Another was more subtle: Commenting on a subordinate’s efforts in a public setting, he told the unfortunate individual, “That’s not bad. I’m sure you did the best you could.” A third refrained from making public comments but took every opportunity […]
The UKRC CIC are now seeking a Director for the UKRC CIC to lead the social enterprise and develop the stakeholder investment and business model for the new company. Details of the post are available on the UKRC website: http://www.theukrc.org/about-us/work-for-us Closing date for applications is Tuesday 17 April 2012. Interviews will be held in London on […]
From the grad student whose thesis advisor stole her Nobel-winning ideas to the once-ridiculed theorist of dark matter, female scientific excellence has long been snubbed. [youtube_sc url=”http://youtu.be/YqCUK20vt00″] Susan Jocelyn Bell Burnell, DBE, FRS, FRAS (born 15 July 1943), known as Jocelyn Bell Burnell, is a British astrophysicist. As a postgraduate student, she discovered the first […]
If you have ever experienced numerous occasions larger than a mere unease in the workplace due to harassment, discrimination, or even dismissal, you need to know that there are workplace bullying laws in place to protect your rights. Although you may not want to face the facts because of causing unnecessary problems, you can actually […]
Teaming up with leading Sheffield sole parents’ charity SCOOP Aid, various women’s charities and The Moor, they are bringing this special event to help job seeking women throughout the city. Working Women founder, entrepreneur and business women Christina Lima Trindade says, “The idea is that business women from all over the city donate an item […]
http://www.cpacareercoach.com/what-career-should-i-choose/ Choosing a career can be a big decision for sure. In order to get it right you need to answer these 3 important questions. [youtube_sc url=”http://youtu.be/AgyjmO9h-6k”]
[youtube_sc url=”http://youtu.be/KuNQgln6TL0″] “You need a lot of passion for what you’re doing because its so hard. Without passion, any rational person would give up. So if youre not having fun doing it, if you dont absolutely love it, youre going to give up. And thats what happens to most people, actually. If you look at […]