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Wulfruna Building, University of Wolverhampton, City Campus WV1 1LY

An interactive session with female role models, exploring how biology is integral to other STEM disciplines.

Organised and presented by the University of Wolverhampton and part-funded by the Royal Society of Biology Regional Grant Scheme for Biology Week 2017, we are proud to announce 'The World of Biology and Female Role Models'.

This free half day event is an opportunity for all Year 5/6 pupils to actively experience and explore how biology is integral to other disciplines of STEM.


Pupils will experience an interactive session with female role models from the University of Wolverhampton at different stages of their career, who will describe what they do and have done in the past, how they became interested in STEM and how biology is involved in their STEM area.

Pupils will then watch the film 'Hidden Figures'. This film is based on the true story of the African-American women hired by NASA to be a part of America's space programme in the 1960s.

After the film, the pupils will have a Q&A session with the panel of female role models, where they can ask questions about the film and about the panel member's pathway to their career and the role of biology in their career.

Pupils will continue this discussion at home with their family members and write a mini biography of a woman in their family who has inspired them. This activity will be Children's University validated.

Who should attend?

This event is open to all pupils in Year 5 and Year 6.


Free, however booking is required. Bookings can be made through the Eventbrite page.

Further details

For more information, direct enquiries to the event organiser Dr Petula Nurse or call STEM Outreach on 01902 321402.

This event is funded by the RSB Regional Grant Scheme

Find out about other Biology Week 2017 events on our calendar!