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‘Go Beyond’ mentoring programme for women in STEM launches for a 3rd year


We’re thrilled that for a 3rd year running the ‘Go Beyond’ programme for women in STEM (part of The Morson STEM Foundation) will welcome the next cohort of women studying STEM subjects at the School of Science, Engineering and Environment (SEE) at The University of Salford supported by alumni and industry partners.

The ‘Go Beyond’ mentoring programme for women in STEM initiative offers female students in their final year of study insight into the industry they are interested in entering, as well as guidance for stepping confidently into their future STEM careers. This programme is part of the Morson STEM Foundation and will run for a period of three months and will be delivered by the Morson Maker Space.

As one of the largest recruitment companies for engineering professionals globally, ‘Go Beyond’ is a key part of our programme which aims to inspire, upskill and reskill the talent of tomorrow.

‘Go Beyond’ is accessible to all female students in their final year of study and provides a means of connecting with industry professionals through mentoring, allowing students to gain a greater understanding of their career prospects, develop communication and interpersonal skills and learn good practices for future interviews when stepping into their careers.

The Maker Space Director, Dr Maria Stukoff, commented:

“I am very proud to launch Go Beyond for a third year running, supporting our female students to learn more about the STEM professions they will enter after they graduate. Our students will receive exposure to industry mentors over the next few months, which will inevitably provide them with the experience and knowledge they need to progress, and to go beyond their studies.”

This year our industry mentors include participants from Morson Projects, Waldeck, Lurig Limited, Network Rail, Costain, Atkins, and The Moon Hub who have given their time generously to provide their expertise, in addition to further academic support from Queen Bee Coaching, a Pankhurst Trust coaching service for women throughout Greater Manchester.  

We are confident ‘Go Beyond’ will continue to demonstrate what can be achieved by a mentoring programme for women in STEM.

‘Go Beyond’ is just one part of The Morson STEM Foundation which aims to support people from all backgrounds to explore, and pursue, pathways into engineering-related careers. The Foundation is delivered through the long-standing partnership with The University of Salford and the Morson Maker Space who bring together a programme of activity in collaboration with regional skill providers, local employers, and industry stakeholders to raise the profile of STEM nationally.