Go Beyond 2024

Categories: School of Science, Engineering and Environment

Salford’s Go Beyond 2024 Women in STEM Mentoring Programme has relaunched for its 4th year.

Industry experts from our partner Morson Group and Morson Projects along with esteemed alumni have volunteered once more to support the 2024 cohort of the Morson Maker Space's 'Go Beyond' Mentoring Programme.

Powered by the Morson Group STEM Foundation, this initiative targets female STEM students in their final year, running from now until May 2024.

The aims of ‘Go Beyond’ are to help female students focus on the future, gain broader skills for personal or career development and to feel more confident to go beyond their studies into a job in industry, with the mentors providing key industry knowhow and skillsets to:

  • Provide insights into chosen industries.
  • Enhance career prospects and focus on the future.
  • Develop broader skills for personal and career growth.
  • Cultivate communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Offer guidance on interview preparation.

Dr. Maria Stukoff, Maker Space Director, said: “Go Beyond focuses on students' future readiness and its collaboration with industry mentors to foster employment opportunities for women in engineering. The continued support from the Morson Group and our Alumni network is a testament to our strong partnerships and joint commitment to nurturing talent pipelines for the next generation of women in engineering.”

Feedback from our mentors has been tremendous. Anna Davanzo, Engineering Delivery Manager at Morson Projects, values mentoring's impact on young women in STEM, said: "The transition from university to the workplace can be daunting, as I personally experienced. Having a mentor from the industry during this period would have been invaluable.

“I've been a mentor with Go Beyond for four years and have had the pleasure of meeting inspirational young women who have embarked on exciting careers in STEM subjects. It's immensely satisfying for me to witness their success. I cherish the opportunity to mentor, both in my professional capacity and through Go Beyond, and I eagerly anticipate mentoring another student this year."

And Hannah Cook, Head of Marketing & Communications at Morson Projects, who is passionate about inspiring young women in STEM disciplines, said: “Inspiring young people, especially young women, to pursue careers in STEM disciplines is crucial for the future of our industry. I'm thrilled to be part of this mentoring program, sharing my knowledge and experiences with young women in the field. It's rewarding to help them enter the industry equipped with the skills and confidence to pursue their passions.”

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