The Women in STEM Society is a platform of opportunities for those who study STEM subjects. We make sure to inform WiSTEM members of the opportunities that are available to them during university and after they graduate.
We provide support and networking opportunities for those who identify as a woman or non-binary who study STEM-related subjects at Bournemouth University (BU).
Our society has recently been awarded a 5* star grading status by the BU Student Union, making us one of the top societies at Bournemouth University.
This status is granted to societies that have created an inclusive and engaging community for their members, provided events and opportunities to aid its members with their professional development, fundraised for charity, engaged in Democracy, and collaborated with a liberation campaign officer to address important issues, amongst many other requirements.
This is an amazing achievement and promotes the hard work we have put in to grow the society and create networking opportunities to help our members succeed in their careers.
We recently collaborated with the another BU society to organise a charity fundraiser quiz for the Harry Jones Memorial Fund, an umbrella charity to the Brain Tumour Charity. All together we raised £120 for the charity, and we will be collaborating with the Women In Business society in the near future to organise another fundraising event.
We also aim to hold weekly social events for our members, whether that be society nights out or sober socials, such as mini golf and movie nights. This is a great way to meet other students studying similar courses, and network with like-minded women within the university.
We held a Women In STEM careers fair that was open to all BU students. We had employees from companies such as IBM and Exscientia holding presentations on their career paths, future aspirations, and any advice they would give to current students regarding post-grad opportunities.
There were also speakers from Dorset Police on digital forensics, and panel events from the criminal justice sector. The second instalment of our careers event will provide our members and other BU students with more opportunities to network with professionals and gain valuable advice.