Introducing #GIRLCODE – Half Term 25th October

Introducing #GIRLCODE – Half Term 25th October

#GIRLCODE is a free coding class for girls aged 11-13 who want to learn to code in a fun and friendly environment.

Run by tech industry professionals, the easy and interactive session will provide hands-on experience of programming using the BBC micro:bit.

“micro:bit is a tiny programmable computer, designed to make learning and teaching easy and fun!”

All equipment will be provided, and no prior experience is needed.

#GIRLCODE aims to encourage girls in the Plymouth area to consider careers in technology and software development.

Places are limited.

#GIRLCODE is supported by ElixelBabbleVualto, and Women in STEM Plymouth.

Know someone who wants to go?

Young Women into STEM Careers Fair – Weds 14th Nov 2018

Young Women into STEM Careers Fair – Weds 14th Nov 2018

Weds 14th Nov 2018 | 5.45pm

Young Women into STEM is a unique careers fair – it is for young people (and their family) to come along and learn about the endless possibilities of a career or job in Science, Technology, Engineering or Maths. Approximately 30 companies from the Plymouth area will be attending the event, so whatever you want to do – there will be a company to answer your questions! CSW group will also be giving a talk to provide impartial careers advice.

There will also be torchlight talks from DZP staff – to find out what the animals get up to after dark and what sort of careers contribute to their welfare.

To avoid delays and/or disappointment, please do not arrive earlier than the arrival time on your ticket (5.45 or 6.45 pm).


5.45pm – Event opens (first arrival time)
6.20pm – Career routes talk
6.40pm – Zoo talk by torchlight
6.45pm – Second arrival time
7.00pm – Career routes talk
7.20pm – Zoo talk by torchlight
8.00pm – Event closes

Find out more about a career in STEM!

Watch Your Language Workshop – Sat 3rd Nov 2018

Watch Your Language Workshop – Sat 3rd Nov 2018

Sat 3rd Nov 2018 | 12.30pm

Why language matters for gender equality (generally and for your business)? The aim of this workshop is to empower SMEs to recruit/attract more women to their companies or events, by ensuring they are not unconsciously sending out the wrong signals.

This workshop is facilitated by Dr Lorna Dallas, Chair of WISP, in partnership with MESH, a local Communiversity and Projects Incubator. Don’t miss out and book your place!

By the end of this session, you should be able to:

  • Understand that language can be a powerful barrier to women’s engagement with events, activities or jobs and give some examples of this.
  • Recognise the importance of using both verbs and adjectives when describing events, activities or jobs.
  • Recognise non-inclusive words in copy and come up with better alternatives.
  • Understand what imposter syndrome is and what effect it has on the impact of advertising.
  • Recognise sexist language and thus be empowered to stop it.

Find out more about the awesome work MESH do here.

Want to make your language more inclusive?