Useful organisations, networks, publications and resources

Included below are links to a variety of networks, organisations and publications that you may find of value.  If you are aware of others that you believe would benefit other women in SET please forward details to k.a.aveyard@adm.leeds.ac.uk

  • UKRC – The UK Resource Centre for Women in SET is the UK Government’s lead organisation for the provision of advice, services and policy consultation regarding the under-representation of women in science, engineering, technology and the built environment (SET) http://www.theukrc.org/. UKRC organises regular events at venues across the UK and you can subscribe to a monthly e-newsletter which will keep you up to date with events, activities, publications, articles and general advice. http://www.theukrc.org/news-and-events/newsletters
  • International Journal of Gender, Science and Technology – GST focuses on gender issues in and of science and technology, including engineering, construction and the built environment, and aims to explore the intersections of policy, practice and research. Its aim is to help foster and develop the growing community of researchers, practitioners and policy makers who are interested in gender issues in science and technology and provide a focus for constructive debate and interchange of ideas between key players and experts in this field. http://genderandset.open.ac.uk/index.php/genderandset
  • Times Higher Education article: “Women produce fewer papers than men over a lifetime and are still scarce in senior positions, especially in science. Dispelling myths of innate difference between the sexes, Amanda Goodall offers advice on how they can raise their research productivity and status in the academy”: http://www.timeshighereducation.co.uk/story.asp?storycode=413679
  • VITAE – Vitae is a national organisation championing the personal, professional and career development of doctoral researchers and research staff in higher education institutions and research institutes. http://www.vitae.ac.uk/
  • Forward Ladies – a business networking organisation for professional women: http://www.forwardladies.com/ 
  • Amazing Women Rock – ‘an online community for amzing women (and those who appreciate them)’: http://www.amazingwomenrock.com/