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Women into STEM: an international vision

FemEng Rwanda is an innovative student-led project inspiring young women into engineering. Students from the University of Glasgow and the University of Rwanda will work together to deliver engineering activities for female high school students. We interviewed Ellen Simmons, who will be travelling to Rwanda this summer with 7 other students.   What inspired you […]

Bringing construction to life

Six female construction students from across the central belt attended a site visit to explore the various trades needed to build a community centre, including roof construction, carpentry and joinery.  Charlotte McDonnell of hub South West hosted the visit. She said ‘The visits are of great benefit to employers, providing a platform to address the […]

Do women-only college programmes work?

City of Glasgow College run two women-only courses at the college, one in construction, one in engineering. Douglas Morrison, Head of the STEM Industry Academy at college, is passionate about promoting equality within the construction and engineering sectors. We spoke to Douglas about how these programmes tackle the barriers faced by women in male-dominated environments. […]