Cyber Girls First Day

To celebrate International Women’s Day the Faculty of Science and Engineering is holding a “Cyber Girls First” Day on 7th March 2018 at Thornton Science Park.

Cyber Girls First, together with the RAF and the University, will be hosting a day of Cyber coding and computer activities for girls. There will also be opportunity to talk to women who work in Computer and Cyber Sciences.

We want to support and encourage girls who enjoy STEM subjects, informing them of the career opportunities available in Engineering, Coding and Cyber security, and change the mind-set of those who feel that STEM subjects are not for girls. Only 12% of jobs in STEM subjects are filled by women, yet they constitute 51% of the population.

We have a day arranged (starting at 9.30 am and finishing at 2.30 pm) in which girls from Year 8 and 9 will be able to tackle coding problems and link it with the careers available to them in Engineering, Coding and Cyber. Part of the day will be taken up by meeting women in IT positions in the RAF, Government and Business, plus local companies in the North Wales and NW England areas whose senior women are keen to talk to girls about their career opportunities.
Government and businesses are in need of Coding and Cyber Skills.

Programme:

Time Activity
09.30 Arrival, Health & Safety briefing
09.30 - 9.45 Introduction to Thornton Science Park
09.45 - 10.15 Presentations by RAF and Cyber Girls First
10.15 - 12.00 Coding Activity
12.00 - 12.30 Talk – 10 Downing Street
12.30 - 13.15 Lunch – Students to bring a packed lunch
13.30 - 13.50 Holistec – cyber training, entrepreneurship and girls’ futures
13.50 - 14.10 Meet the women working in the RAF and in local industries
14.10 - 14.30 Certificates and goody-bags. Q&A Session and Close

There are places for a maximum of 60 girls.

Please contact Angela Lupton: a.lupton@chester.ac.uk to book places.