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The IET proudly sponsor the fourth, annual, 'Jennison Lecture' on "Women in Engineering - 9% is not enough! What we can all do to improve it’"

Organiser: Catherine Butler

Wednesday, 1 November 2017 from 18:00 to 19:00 (GMT)

The IET proudly sponsor the fourth, annual, 'Jennison...

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The IET proudly sponsor the fourth, annual 'Jennison Lecture', hosted by the 

School of Engineering and Digital Arts:

"Women in Engineering - 9% is not enough!  What we can all do to improve it’ 

by Victoria Roots BEng (Hons) MIET, Senior Systems Engineer, Electronic Systems,

BAE Systems

Wednesday 1st November 2017

from 6 - 7 pm in Jennison Lecture Theatre (JLT)

Synopsis

Currently, fewer than 10% of the engineering workforce are women, and with a large skills gap in the sector looming, and the additional need for a more diverse workforce, it has never been more important to encourage girls to choose a career in Science, Technology, Engineering, Medicine and Mathematics.

 

Biography

Victoria graduated from the School of Engineering and Digital Arts at the University of Kent in 2009 with a 1st class BEng (Hons) in Electronics and Communications Engineering. She moved into teaching ICT at a secondary school for three years until deciding to move back into the engineering field. She joined the Graduate Program at  BAE Systems in Kent in 2012 as a Graduate Systems Engineer. During the Graduate scheme, Victoria took on extra assignments as Early Careers Coordinator and Univeristy of Kent Campus Manager. By raising the profile of the BAE Systems Rochester site within the local area and encouraging young people into engineering, she was awarded the Graduate Community Achievement Award in 2014. She completed the Graduate scheme in 2014 and is currently a  Senior Systems Engineer.

On 23rd June 2017, International Women in Engineering Day, Victoria was named as one of the Top 50 Women in Engineering for 2017.  The award recognised Victoria's contribution as a role model who provides inspiration to other women engineers.

The list, compiled by the Telegraph in collaboration with the Women’s Engineering Society (WES), features the UK’s top rising female stars of engineering chosen from more than 500 nominations. The campaign aims to raise awareness of the skills shortage facing the industry and the huge discrepancy between the number of men vs women currently in Engineering professions, to change perceptions and encourage young women to consider Engineering as a viable and rewarding career.

  

Please note that this lecture will appeal to a wide range of ages and backgrounds.

We ask that guests arrive at the Jennison building on the Canterbury campus for a prompt 6 pm start.  Please see this map if you are unfamiliar with the Jennison building(H6).  Note that after 5 pm, you will be able to park in any of the staff car parks without restriction, as long as the vehicle is parked within the markings of a bay.

 

Please be advised that photographs will be taken at this event for marketing purposes.  if you do not wish to be featured in any photographs, please speak to a member of staff from EDA, or with the photographer directly.

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The School of Engineering and Digital Arts
Jennison Building
University of Kent
CT2 7NT Canterbury
United Kingdom

Wednesday, 1 November 2017 from 18:00 to 19:00 (GMT)


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Organiser: Catherine Butler

Catherine Butler | External Services Officer BA (Hons)

Equality, Diversity and Inclusivity (EDI) Rep, Harassment Contact and UCU Branch Equality Officer

Professional Services Administration Centre  

School of Engineering and Digital Arts 

Jennison Building  

University of Kent  

CT2 7NT

T: +44 (0)1227 823251 

Follow me on Twitter:  @CatBUniKent

 

 

 

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