On Saturday 27 April, we welcomed over 50 people to our 'She Talks Science' conference. The conference, which takes place annually, is for young women in Year 12 who are interested in studying STEM subjects at degree level.
The conference was opened by Dame Barbara Stocking, President of Murray Edwards and a former student of Natural Sciences at the College. The day also gave attendees the opportunity to hear from successful women scientists about their career paths and the chance to take part in academic seminars.
Hazel Collinson, Senior Recruitment and Outreach Officer, comments: "Our 'She Talks Science' conference is always very popular and I'm pleased to say that this year was no exception. It's a pleasure to be able to give young women, interested in studying science at university, the opportunity to find out more about the options available to them at Murray Edwards and Cambridge University as a whole."
We spoke with some of the Year 12 students who attended about what they thought of the conference. This is what they told us:
"This has been a really great day. I particularly enjoyed the academic seminar as it gave me a flavour of what I can expect when I get to uni."
"To be honest, I was a bit nervous. I haven't been to Cambridge before and it feels like quite a big deal for me to be here. It's been really good though and I'd definitely recommend it to anyone who's interested in studying science."
"Everyone was really nice and the talks were interesting. It's definitely given me a feel for what it would be like to study here."
The conference is part of our 'She Talks Science' series of events, webinars and resources – all aimed at female science students in Year 12. Find out more about 'She Talks Science'.