New Lectureship in Science Communication – UCL


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…)

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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.

Learn more about Sagent at This career service is free for all women engineers….let’s talk! (more…)

An Increase in Funding and Accredited Colleges Grant Many Students Access to College


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…)

25 Female STEM Superheroes of Today

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MUNICH, GERMANY - JUNE 29: (L-R) Botswanian Minister of Communications, Science and Technology Pelonomi Venson-Moitoi, Malaysian Minister of Women, Family, and Community Development Shahrizat Abdul Jalil, German Labour and Social Affairs Minister Ursula von der Leyen and publisher Hubert Burda attend the Digital Life Design women conference (DLDwomen) at Bavarian National Museum on June 29, 2011 in Munich, Germany. The conference features discussions, case studies and lectures and brings together an extraordinary group of international high-profile speakers and more than 500 participants from business, media, technology, society, health, education, politics and science. (Image credit: Getty Images via @daylife)

There are so many women working in STEM fields right now who are living role models and can be superheroes for young girls today, if only they knew of their existence (more…)

The Myth of the Work Life Balance

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 […]

Millennia2015 – UNESCO International Conference

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 […]

Work-Life Balance

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 […]

When Playground Bullies Come to Work

    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 […]

A Brief History of Sexism in Science

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=”″] 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 […]

Tips and Helpful Info on Workplace Bullying Laws

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 […]

Sheffield’s first ever Suit Swap

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 […]

Steve Jobs explains the rules for success

[youtube_sc url=”″] “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 […]