‘Go Beyond’: Mentoring initiative for future women in STEM

Categories: School of Science, Engineering and Environment

Now in its third year 'Go Beyond' welcomes the next cohort of women studying STEM subjects at the School of Science, Engineering and Environment (SEE) at The University of Salford supported by alumni and industry partners.

The 'Go Beyond' mentoring initiative offers female students in their final year of study insight into the industry they are interested in entering, as well as guidance for stepping confidently into their future STEM careers. This programme is made possible by the Morson Group STEM Foundation and will run for a period of three months, delivered by the Morson Maker Space.

Morson Group are a Salford-based talent solutions business, and one of the largest recruitment companies for engineering professionals globally, with a mission to inspire, upskill and reskill the talent of tomorrow. Morson Group powers the state-of-the-art Morson Maker Space – a digital fabrication and additive manufacturing facility on campus.

‘Go Beyond’ is accessible to all final female students and provides a means of connecting with industry professionals through mentoring, allowing students to gain a greater understanding of their career prospects, develop communication and interpersonal skills and learn good practices for future interviews when stepping into their careers.

The Maker Space Director, Dr Maria Stukoff, commented: "I am very proud to launch Go Beyond for a third year running, supporting our female students to learn more about the STEM professions they will enter after they graduate. Our students will receive exposure to industry mentors over the next few months, which will inevitably provide them with the experience and knowledge they need to progress, and to go beyond their studies.”

This year we have a great line up of industry mentors and thanks go to; Morson Projects, Waldeck, Lurig Limited, Network Rail, Costain, Atkins, and The Moon Hub for their generous time to provide their expertise. In addition, we would like to acknowledge further academic support and proved inspiration to our female students to take that leap to go beyond; Gemma Lace, Rachel Norton, Claire-Marie Boggiano, and Sue Lightup and team from Queen Bee Coaching, a Pankhurst Trust coaching service for women throughout Greater Manchester.  ‘Go Beyond’ this is a great example of what can be achieved by a skills programme for women for #equity and #incusion to celebrate #IWD23 #engineering #futureleaders #womenintech

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