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GSE Opportunities: British Science Week and International Women's Day

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British Science Week

British Science Week is a ten-day celebration of science, technology, engineering and maths taking place from 6-15 March 2020. Throughout the ten days, there will be over two thousand events taking place in schools, universities, communities and businesses across the UK.

This year's theme is centred on 'Our diverse planet', with different ways to celebrate our amazing ecological, cultural and societal diversity. Look out for events taking place locally in your community as well as in your workplaces.

British Science Week is inviting everyone to get involved. They have a number of activities planned on their events page and are encouraging everyone to participate by hosting local events in celebration; they have a number of resource guides and packs available for downloading from their site to help with planning activities.

Why not consider hosting a talk, a webinar or posting a blog. If you have ideas that you would like us to promote via our opportunity blogs do get in touch with the GSE Profession Team with the details.

International Women’s Day

International Women’s Day  celebrates the social, cultural, economic and political achievements of women across the globe. It takes place on the 8th of March and this year’s theme is #EachforEqual - An equal world is an enabled world and drawn from a notion of 'Collective Individualism.' Our individual actions, conversations, behaviours and mindsets can have an impact on our larger society. Collectively, we can make change happen as we can each help to create a gender equal world.  Whilst some countries celebrate it with a day off of work for all and some allow all women to take a day off, the United Nations has made it a focus day for both women’s rights and world peace.  More locally, watch out for the activities happening around this date across workplaces and communities.  If you are looking to be more involved and are in need of some help and/or inspiration, the International Womens Day site provides some useful resources and guidance to assist with this.

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