More than 900 schoolgirls explore STEAM careers at Waterside

Date 1.04.2022

More than 1000 people flocked to Waterside this week to illuminate local schoolgirls about the huge array of careers in STEAM subjects.

950 female students from 16 schools from across the county will be attending, for a full day of activities as they discovered more about the world of science, technology, engineering, arts and maths.

The event activities were spread over Waterside campus and included talks from 43 national and local exhibitors.

These included a careers talk from the Royal Air Force, finding out how fragrances are made with Avon, exploring some of the 350 careers available in the health service with Medical Mavericks and even having a go at building go karts.

Paul Fletcher, Senior Lecturer in Podiatry at the University (pictured above), was one of the professionals helping demystify careers for some of visitors. He said: “It was an incredible day and a very busy one as the UON Podiatry students and I spoke with dozens of school pupils; we were really happy to take part and there was a definite buzz on the day.

“Events like this are a great opportunity for us to get out there and talk about our passions and to interact with people who may one day join our professions.”

The array of exhibitors.


Go kart making.


Taking blood with Medical Mavericks.