Women in Physics Group

  • We encourage the participation of our members in all activities of the Institute.
  • We provide support to members in progressing their careers by encouraging their professional development.
  • Our committee aims to reflect the varied careers of women physicists in industry, commerce, academia, teaching and research.
  • The Group organises an annual meeting with discussions of topical interest.
  • A regularly produced newsletter keeps members informed.

Our current concerns include:

  • education at primary, secondary and tertiary level
  • women in research and academia - especially those on short-term contracts
  • career breaks
  • career management workshops
  • networking in the UK and Europe

The Women in Physics Group welcomes new members as well as suggestions for future events. Come and join us and help in our discussions.

To socialise, network and find out more about the Women in Physics Group, please like us on Facebook.


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ICWIP 2017 (be a member of the UK team)
Be a member of the UK team at the International Conference on Women in Physics (ICWIP) 16-20 July 2017, University of Birmingham, UK

Women in Physics Newsletter 2015
This includes a report on ICWIP 2014, details of ICWIP 2017, and a report on the Focus on Women in Light Event

ICWIP UK report 2014, includes announcements for ICWIP 2017 and information on the new Women in Physics Day

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