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Celebrating the International Day of Women and Girls in Science

Meet the Womxn in STEM society and find out more about how to get involved.

International Day of Women and Girls in Science

Happy International Women and Girls in Science Day everybody!

We are Christy, Hattie, Juliet, Amy, Tess, and  Meg, the committee of the FXWomxninSTEM society. We are a group of students with a mission to make STEM subjects (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths) inclusive for everyone. If you want to learn new skills, make friends, collaborate, network and feel included in the world of STEM we would love to have you as part of our society. We have some super exciting events coming up, including a talk with the amazing Emily Stevenson from Beach Guardian on Friday! Tickets are still available here. Society membership and tickets for our upcoming events are available on our SU page, we would love to see some new faces!

Womxn in STEM Society

Womxn in STEM events

Beach Clean with EcoSoc, 8-12 February

Rubbish Roundup with Emily Stevenson, 12 Feb at 6pm

Coffee Hour, every Wednesday at 2pm

Film night, every other Sunday at 7pm

Womxn in STEM Society


Sophie Stenson

Hi! I’m Sophie, I’m a MSc Conservation Science and Policy student and this is my first year at Exeter uni (Penryn Campus). I have been lucky enough to have a few female role models in my education and early career so far, but few enough to notice that this was uncommon. I wanted to join Womxn in STEM to be part of a network of people with similar interests and ambition to make positive change happen. It’s great to feel part of a community, especially in lockdown times, but also to be there to support each other in our endeavours and push each other to succeed.

Sophie Stenson

Professor Annette C. Broderick

I am a Professor of Marine Conservation in the Centre for Ecology and Conservation (CEC) with my research focusing on the ecology and conservation of marine vertebrates, in particular marine turtles. I joined the University of Exeter in 2003 and it has been amazing to watch the CEC grow into an internationally recognised centre of excellence. I am also Chair of the CLES Cornwall Inclusivity Committee. Our overarching aim is to become a more inclusive department and increase diversity amongst our staff and students. It is important to recognise that we are all different, regardless of gender, ethnicity and beliefs and we all bring different ideas and opinions to the table.

Professor Annette C. Broderick


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