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Arkwright Scholarships Cogent SSC Ltd: the Sector Skills Council for Chemicals, Nuclear, Oil and Gas, Petroleum and Polymers WISEmology Getting Girls Interested in Science Author: Suzanne Elvidge BSc (hons), MSc - Updated: 24 August 2012| Traditionally, science - particularly chemistry and physics, as well as maths, computing and technology - has been a male-dominated area. Girls may not be interested in science as a study or as a career because they think it is too hard, or do not want to do something where they might be the only girl in the class. So what can be done to encourage more girls to get interested in science? Encouraging Girls into Science Parents can encourage girls to be interested in science – perhaps by going to science and technology museums at the weekend or during school holidays, by watching television programmes or listening to radio programmes about science, or by talking about science stories on the news. There are lots of books, magazines and websites about science, both serious and just for fun, that can help get and keep girls interested in science. Starting Early Science at School Finding Science Careers Finding Female Role Models

Science Careers Information on science-related jobs. Below is a chart listing many of the main science-related jobs with a rough coding on the likelihood of a career from the particular degree subject. See also www.prospects.ac.uk/links/Occupations where you will find detailed job descriptions of many of the above jobs. What can I do with my degree in ......? Careers Outside Science Science graduates are attractive to many employers because of their personal transferable skills rather than the specific skills that they have gained during their degree course. Jobs using these skills include: COMPUTING requires very similar logical thinking skills to those required in science. See www.kent.ac.uk/careers/workin.htm for information on a wide range of other careers open to you. A chart of jobs that can be entered with any degree subject is at www.kent.ac.uk/careers/careermap.htm Many of the following organisations may sometimes offer placements. You will need a good science CV and covering letter to go with it.

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