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Robogals

  • Robogals

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What we do

We run engineering and technology workshops free-of-charge in the Bristol community, focusing on encouraging girls from primary to secondary school to explore an interest, as well as cultivate self-confidence, in these areas.

 

Introducing female engineering students to girls at a young age also provides visibility to female role models, of which there is a significant deficit in the STEM field. The lack of relatable role models has been identified as a cause of low uptake for minorities in all professional and academic fields.

 

Regional initiatives such as The Robogals Challenge (EMEA) and Pathways Into Engineering (APAC) provide engagement outside of our workshops. These programs encourage self-learning and foster a long-term exposure to the engineering community at large.

 

Why we do what we do

There is a gender disparity in the STEM workforce as well as at higher education across the globe:

 

Australia: Women make up 28% of the STEM workforce in Australia, with only 14% in engineering
UK: Women make up 14.4% of the STEM workforce in the UK, with only 8.2% in engineering
USA: Women make up 24% of the STEM workforce in the USA, with only 14% in engineering
Canada: Women make up less than 22% of the STEM workforce in the Canada
Saudi Arabia: Women make up 1% of the STEM researchers in Saudi Arabia, with 34% enrolled in science masters courses
Philippines: Women make up an impressive 46% of the STEM workforce in the Philippines, but only 11.2% in engineering!

 

Why does this matter?

Decreasing the gender disparity in STEM fields provides more opportunity for women to generate fair income, as well as encourages professional environments that are safer and more productive for women.

 

Not only this, the engineering industry can tangibly benefit from an increase in gender and racial diversity because a workforce made up of varying genders and minorities creates team dynamics conducive for better problem solving produces better overall business management, and reflects today’s increasingly differentiated customer base, all of which lead to improved business performance.

 

For more information about Bristol Robogals, check out our Facebook page or email us at bristol.president@robogals.org!

Terms and conditions

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Membership Fee Inclusions

 

Prior to signing up to a Club or Society speak to the Committee to find out what your membership includes and if there are any further expenses throughout the year.

 

Service Standards

 

All Club or Society members can expect to receive:

 

  • The opportunity to attend regular meetings, events, activities, trips and socials as arranged.
  • The opportunity to stand for a committee position or vote in their elections (Bristol students only).
  • For Sports Club – to attend regular training sessions and have the opportunity to be selected for the teams.

 

Code of Conduct

 

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Refund Policy

 

Any customer who pays for a membership subscription to a Bristol SU Society, Sports Club, Student Media and initiatives has a 14 day cooling off period from the time and date of purchase during which they have the right to cancel the subscription and receive a full refund. If you do decide to cancel within the 14 days, Bristol SU will refund your payment within a further 30 days of the cancellation.  To request a refund please email: bristolsu@bristol.ac.uk

 

Data sharing (Sports Club members only)

 

Please be aware that Bristol SU may share data relating to the members of its sports clubs with the Centre for Sport, Exercise and Health (a department of the University).  This information may be used for the purposes of communicating direct with these members and/or to cross-reference against SEH's Sports Pass membership records.

 

As part of Bristol SU's membership of British Universities & Colleges Sports (BUCS) Bristol SU may have to share data on to its sports clubs members so BUCS can, from time to time, communicate with these members. 

 

Data sharing (Societies members only)

 

If you're joining one of the societies listed below please be aware that your name and email address will be shared with Bristol Hub for the purpose of keeping you up to date with their activities through their email “The Week”:


AIESEC Bristol, AMICUS Bristol, Anti-Slavery Society, Bristol Feminists, Bristol Friends of MSF, Bristol Marrow, Bristol Social Enterprise Society, Bristol Student Action for Refugees, Bristol University Amnesty International, Conservation Group, Bristol University Oxfam Group, Bristol University Sustainability Team, Bristol Volunteers for Development Abroad, Engineers Without Borders, Howard League for Penal Reform Student Society, International Affairs Society, Medsin Bristol, Model United Nations, and Vegetarian and Vegan Society.

 

For more information on Bristol Hub visit: http://www.bristolhub.org.

 

If you do not want your details shared with the Hub please email: bristolsu@bristol.ac.uk.


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