09:00 to 13:00

In excess of 630,000 women work in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths) occupations in the UK, including thousands of ground-breaking and innovative researchers, examining subjects as diverse and varied as cyber security to Martian geology through to climate change.

Building on the success of the 2015 event, Plymouth University is proud to present this, a Women in STEM Symposium on 10 March 2016. The event will bring together students, post-doctoral and early career researchers as well as experienced academics to highlight the achievements of women in STEM.

The event is open to all. Please register your attendance via this link.

The full programme will be published shortly so please check back to this event page in the coming weeks for the latest information.

Keynote speakers
This year’s event features keynote speakers at various stages in their STEM careers – from award-winning undergraduates to world class researchers, and women who have achieved senior managerial positions in STEM related disciplines.

  • Annette Sercombe, Technical Lead in Cyber Security, MET Office
  • Camille Parmesan, Professor and NMA Chair in Public Understanding of Marine Science & Human Health, School of Biological Sciences, Plymouth University
  • Natasha Stephen, Lecturer in Advanced Analysis (Earth & Planetary Sciences), School of Geography, Earth and Environmental Sciences, Plymouth University
  • Sam Davis, Chief Officer – Cornwall, Inshore Fisheries and Conservation Authority
  • Temilolu Danso, winner of the Range Rover Evoque WISE Undergraduate Scholarship 2015, School of Marine Science and Engineering, Plymouth University.

We are also proud to host the International Womens Day 2016: A Plymouth Conversation

Organised by Plymouth University to mark International Women’s Day on 8 March, “A Plymouth Conversation” will draw on contributions from four female leaders representing institutions across the city.


  • Professor Judith Petts CBE and Vice-Chancellor, Plymouth University
  • Ann James (HonD Health), Chief Executive, Plymouth NHS Trust
  • Carole Burgoyne, Strategic Director for People, Plymouth City Council
  • Professor Debby Cotton, Professor of Higher Education, Plymouth University.

Visit the events page for more information.