The network for women studying Science, Engineering, Technology and the Built Environment in Scotland Interconnect the net...
The Scottish Resource Centre for Women in SET <ul><li>Sets out to create sustainable change for the participation of women...
Women’s Networks <ul><li>Women’s networks exist in business & industry today </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Women in Technology...
Interconnect <ul><li>The network for women studying science, engineering, technology & the built environment in Scotland <...
Who are we working with? The network for women studying Science, Engineering, Technology and the Built Environment in Scot...
How can students get involved? <ul><li>Local Interconnect student groups </li></ul><ul><li>Website: www.interconnect.org.u...
What are groups all about? <ul><li>Students set the agenda </li></ul><ul><li>Supported by faculty </li></ul><ul><li>Some e...
The benefits for students <ul><li>Build links with industry </li></ul><ul><li>Meet qualified women working in their subjec...
Current Development <ul><li>Launch event on 25 th  March, 2009 </li></ul><ul><li>Currently talking to 13 universities and ...
Questions <ul><li>Can you support Interconnect? </li></ul><ul><li>Can you use Interconnect? </li></ul><ul><li>Can you help...
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An Introduction to Interconnect: The Network for Women Studying Science, Engineering, Technology &amp; the Built Environment in Scotland

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  1. 2. The network for women studying Science, Engineering, Technology and the Built Environment in Scotland Interconnect the network for women studying science, engineering, technology & the built environment in Scotland Allison Johnstone Interconnect Co-ordinator
  2. 3. The Scottish Resource Centre for Women in SET <ul><li>Sets out to create sustainable change for the participation of women in the SET (Science, Engineering, Technology) sectors in Scotland through: </li></ul><ul><li>Changing employment practices and workplace cultures to support gender equality </li></ul><ul><li>Supporting the recruitment, retention, return and success of women where they are significantly under-represented. </li></ul><ul><li>We work with: </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Employers </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Women in the sector, or returning to the sector </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Students </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul>The network for women studying Science, Engineering, Technology and the Built Environment in Scotland
  3. 4. Women’s Networks <ul><li>Women’s networks exist in business & industry today </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Women in Technology </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Women in Property </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Within large companies </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>Raise awareness of women working in these fields </li></ul><ul><li>Give the members many opportunities </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>making contacts / friendships </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>personal & career development </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Enhanced CV </li></ul></ul></ul>The network for women studying Science, Engineering, Technology and the Built Environment in Scotland
  4. 5. Interconnect <ul><li>The network for women studying science, engineering, technology & the built environment in Scotland </li></ul><ul><li>Developed in partnership: </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Scottish Resource Centre for Women in SET </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>NUS Scotland </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Equality Forward </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Scottish Funding Council </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>Working with Employers, Qualified Women, Professional Bodies & Networks </li></ul>The network for women studying Science, Engineering, Technology and the Built Environment in Scotland
  5. 6. Who are we working with? The network for women studying Science, Engineering, Technology and the Built Environment in Scotland
  6. 7. How can students get involved? <ul><li>Local Interconnect student groups </li></ul><ul><li>Website: www.interconnect.org.uk </li></ul><ul><li>Facebook Group: the interconnect network </li></ul><ul><li>Twitter: theICnetwork </li></ul><ul><li>Regional Events </li></ul>The network for women studying Science, Engineering, Technology and the Built Environment in Scotland
  7. 8. What are groups all about? <ul><li>Students set the agenda </li></ul><ul><li>Supported by faculty </li></ul><ul><li>Some event ideas: </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Pizza lunch in the first week of term </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Invite recent graduates back for coffee </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Speed networking </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Presentation for employers / qualified women </li></ul></ul></ul>The network for women studying Science, Engineering, Technology and the Built Environment in Scotland
  8. 9. The benefits for students <ul><li>Build links with industry </li></ul><ul><li>Meet qualified women working in their subject </li></ul><ul><li>A chance to meet other female students </li></ul><ul><li>Develop their CV & employability </li></ul><ul><li>Opportunity to promote SET to younger students </li></ul><ul><li>Be up to date with news and events in their field </li></ul>The network for women studying Science, Engineering, Technology and the Built Environment in Scotland
  9. 10. Current Development <ul><li>Launch event on 25 th March, 2009 </li></ul><ul><li>Currently talking to 13 universities and colleges about setting up groups </li></ul><ul><li>Website now live www.interconnect.org.uk </li></ul><ul><li>Raising awareness of the network </li></ul><ul><li>Building relationships with organisations </li></ul>The network for women studying Science, Engineering, Technology and the Built Environment in Scotland
  10. 11. Questions <ul><li>Can you support Interconnect? </li></ul><ul><li>Can you use Interconnect? </li></ul><ul><li>Can you help us identify employers who might be interested? </li></ul>The network for women studying Science, Engineering, Technology and the Built Environment in Scotland

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