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Katie Selby

Professional biography

My name is Katie Selby and I'm a final year physics student. I first became involved with WiSET during my first year at university. All the events were really well organised and most were relevant to my degree so I enjoyed going along and seeing what was happening.

Throughout my time at college and university I put a big emphasis on work experience. I've worked in the department of nuclear medicine at Manchester Royal Infirmary, the department of lasers and photonics at the University and taken part in the Shell STEP programme, a programme specifically designed to match scientists and engineers with work placements across the country. Working in these areas helped to broaden my interest in science and helped me decide on my career path: teaching. I am beginning the Graduate Teacher Programme next year and will be training to teach science at key stage 3 and 4 and also A-Level. I'm really excited about this since it will give me the opportunity to pass on my knowledge and enthusiasm for science!

If I was to give one bit of advice to any women studying science, engineering or technology it would be to try everything that you can! Give everything a go because you never know where your hard earned skills will really come into their own!