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Based in the Science Communication Unit and Department of Engineering Design and Mathematics at UWE Bristol and organised by Dr Laura Hobbs and Dr Laura Fogg-Rogers, Women Like Me is a peer mentoring and outreach project, aimed at boosting female re (More)
Building to Break Barriers is a new outreach project that aims to engage children from under-represented groups with engineering, using the computer game Minecraft, which allows players to build almost limitless creations. The project will co-pro (More)
The inside of the human body, and all its organs, cells and molecules can be tricky to visualise, and that makes it difficult to understand how conditions like diabetes work. We can use things like models to help us see all these different features, (More)
Why is diversity important in engineering? According to, the Royal Academy of Engineering, addressing diversity and inclusion not only helps to bridge the UK's engineering skills gap, it also drives innovation and creativity.  "Addressing (More)
Only 12% of engineers in the UK are women. Is this enough? No, it's really not – we have an engineering skills shortage as it is, and the low proportion of women in the workforce means that a whole pool of talent is going untapped. Girls need (More)
In 2018, Women Like Me launched at UWE as a tiered mentoring project for women in engineering. Delivered by Dr Laura Fogg-Rogers and Dr Laura Hobbs, the project was a great success, engaging over 10,000 children with engineering outreach and signifi (More)
Palaeontology – the study of past life – is a key element of understanding biology, changes in life over time and responses to large scale environmental changes. Despite this, the extent to which schools can teach their students about the subjec (More)
On 14th May, Lecturer in Engineering Management Dr Udonna Okeke and Research Fellow and Women Like Me coordinator Dr Laura Hobbs attended the WISE (Women in Science and Engineering) conference in London. Hosted at the IET, the 2019 conference of (More)
Bristol Women's Voice have featured our Women Like Me project, run by Dr Laura Fogg-Rogers and Dr Laura Hobbs, on their blog. Bristol Women’s Voice is a powerful voice for women making women’s equality in Bristol a reality. They make sure th (More)
Back in November, Show of Strength's production about Sarah Guppy - engineer, inventor, campaigner, designer, reformer, writer, environmentalist and business woman - opened to great reviews. These included comments such as: “You won’t lo (More)