Mentoring Scheme for Women in Science

[youtube_sc url=””] The BPS mentoring scheme for women, organized jointly by the BPS Women in Pharmacology committee and the UK Resource Centre for Women in SET (Science, Engineering & Technology), has been running since 2005. The aim is simple: to provide mentors to individuals so that they can confidentially discuss a wide range of issues that might influence their […]


  The winners of the 2011 WISE Awards were announced at a prestigious ceremony on Wednesday 19 October at London’s Institute of Engineering and Technology, with Her Royal Highness The Princess Royal.   The Women into Science, Engineering and Construction (WISE) Awards, in association with EADS, the European Aeronautic Defence and Space Company, celebrate those […]


In2scienceUK offers underprivileged students currently completing Science AS levels in deprived schools the opportunity to work alongside practising scientists for a 1-2 week period, giving students an insight into scientific research and development. Why is this important? Intelligent pupils from disadvantaged backgrounds and traditionally low achieving schools face major obstacles resulting in few pupils obtaining […]

Female Scientist

Female postdocs are more positive about their career success

Rachel Bowden reports that female postdocs are more positive about their career success to date than other female academics. Her blog, looking at female post doc attitudes, suggests a more positive outlook for younger generations of scientists.  There is also the implication  of greater availability of flexible working is having a beneficial effect on career […]