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Science: It's a girl thing!

Science needs your ideas, your inspiration and your passion Science needs you Discover why

Did you know that girls do as well as boys in science and maths at school but many more boys go on to further study science, technology and engineering? So, remember: you’ve got what it takes. Now do something about it! The next great discovery could be yours, so take up the challenge. Explore our website: Take our quiz to discover your dream job, watch some of the many wonderful videos of women in science and learn the reasons why science needs you!

Why you’ll LOVE science

You can really improve people’s lives

Getting involved in science means making a “world of difference”. If you want to prevent the spread of disease, improve the quality of life for people, protect the fragile natural environment, put food into people’s hands and combat poverty, then science is for you.

Use your imagination and creativity

Great science is about creating, seeing connections, asking questions, understanding how and why things work.  If you want to find out answers to “Why? How? When? What happens if…?” and you want to invent something that no one else has ever thought of, then you are in the right place.

Science is exciting

Want to learn to understand how animals communicate?  Study the planets? How about getting into the social media field?  Will today be the day you get the answers to the questions you’ve been asking? Science is fun and exciting – wake up curious.

You work as part of a team and can travel the world

Interested in an international job?  A research career can open doors to the world: work with local people and members of your research team who can be in different countries all over the world. Science means meeting people and learning with and from them.

Feel the buzz

Science means daring to break the mould and ask questions. Good science raises more questions than it answers so others can come and build on your work to carry on pursuing knowledge. Dare to choose science and wake up hungry for the day’s new discoveries. Science: it’s a passion.

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