Athena Swan

Athena Swan promotes and supports the careers of women in Science, Engineering and Technology (STEM), and aims to address gender inequalities and imbalance in these disciplines and, in particular, the under-representation of women in senior roles.

Wednesday, 3 December 2014

Undergraduate Women in Physics Conference

Undergraduate Women in Physics Conference, 19 - 22 March 2015

The University of Oxford is very pleased to host CUWiP UK, the first Undergraduate Women in Physics Conference in the UK, which will take place in March 2015. The application site is now open ( and closes 15 January 2015. We ask that you advertise the conference among your physics majors, encourage them to apply, and help support them to attend if they are accepted to the conference.

The conference will start with a welcome reception Thursday evening, 19 March 2015, and end Sunday afternoon, 22 March. It will bring together successful female physicists and 100 undergraduate women in physics to highlight career opportunities for women in physics and the contributions of women in physics. The meeting will provide ample opportunities for interacting with fellow physicists. The conference will include the following activities:
·       Presentations by distinguished physicists on their cutting edge research and personal career paths;
·       Panels offering guidance on the graduate school application process and featuring career opportunities outside academia;
·       Workshops on effective assertiveness, how to take more control over challenging situations, careers confidence, and how to market oneself effectively.
·       A tour of ISIS, Diamond, and the Central Laser Facility at RAL and several laboratories at the Department of Physics of the University of Oxford.

Lodging and meals will be provided for participants who are accepted to the conference. Physics departments are strongly encouraged to provide support for travel for their own students. More information on CUWiP UK can be found at The deadline for applications is 15 January 2015.

Please send any questions on the CUWiP UK conference to

Professor Daniela Bortoletto
for the CUWiP UK Organising Committee

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