The School of Science and Technology, University of Northampton has recently being awarded by the University over £20 000 for five projects related to widening participation or widening access for those who may not have considered going to university.
Four out of five of the projects include providing opportunities for girls in both primary and secondary schools to meet female students and role models from Computing and Engineering. In four out of five of the projects the employability and engagement in STEM subject of current and future female student was central to the activity.
- Taking engineering related into Primary schools.
- Support for on campus engineering activities that encourage women into engineering.
- A mixture of academic staff and university student-lead activities to encourage FE students into computing with i
- Activities to encourage women into computing run in partnership with the University's Department for Enhanced Learning, Teaching, Achievement and Employability (DELTAE)
The fifth project is concerned the