ACROSS February and March, Bradford College is celebrating women in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) and shining a light on the skills needed to pursue careers in these fields.

The College now delivers more than 100 STEM-related courses - from Applied and Environmental Sciences to Pharmacy, Cyber Security and Engineering.

More than 1,600 female students enrol on STEM programmes at Bradford College each year.

With a 50.1per cent increase in women accepted to full-time STEM undergraduate courses in the UK today (Gov, 2023), there has never been a better time for women to consider a rewarding STEM career.

Celebrations include positive news about women STEM role models and female staff and student case studies.

Iqra Sadiq, a Bradford College HNC Electrical and Electronic Engineering student, said: “When it comes to engineering, it’s a really daunting thing for women to go into, but I think we have a set of skills that we can bring.

“We have got a lot of talent and a lot of things to bring to the table.

“I would like to see more engineering companies provide the same level as support that the College has given me in my course.”

As part of the campaign, Bradford College is also running a Women and Girls in STEM Experience Event at the David Hockney Building on Wednesday, March 6 from 1pm to 3pm.

Schools and colleges are invited to bring female pupils from Year 9 to Year 13 to experience a range of activities.

Students and tutors will also be able to speak to organisations that offer careers in STEM and learn about achievable progression routes from a Bradford College course to an exciting career in the industry.

Young people in Year 12 or 13 who have authorisation from their sixth form or college can book their own ticket to attend too. With Engineering and Science, Motor Vehicle and Computing on offer, your time to study STEM is now.

* Book tickets for the Women and Girls in STEM Experience on the events pages of the Bradford College website:

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Ambition (HUB) is a chance to boost employability skillsAmbition (HUB) is a chance to boost employability skills (Image: Bradford College)

AMBITION [HUB] students at Bradford College took part in their second masterclass of the year delivered by EXA networks, an internet service provider based in Halifax. 
These expert-led events offer students across the unique programme an opportunity to work together on projects that enhance their personal and employability skills. 
The masterclass focused on strengthening students’ digital skills and involved creating a video on climate change in groups. 
Participants were judged on their ability to collaborate with others, while ensuring the video was innovative and informative. 
Ambition [HUB] works with a range of industry partners to help students develop their employability skills. 
Over the course of the year, students attend four masterclasses from employers, focussing on key skills they will need in their careers - whichever path they choose.
To learn more about the Ambition [HUB] programme, visit the next open day on March 9. 
* Book your tickets on the College website:

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: The awards will celebrate achievements in sport The awards will celebrate achievements in sport (Image: Bradford College)
BRADFORD College is this year’s sponsor of two categories in the Bradford Sports Awards: Young Sportsman and Young Sportswoman in the Young Achievers field.
Now in its eighth year, the Awards celebrate outstanding achievements of athletes, coaches, administrators, and volunteers of all ages and levels in the district. Bradford College Curriculum Area Manager for Sport, Gary Bradwell, said: “It’s an exciting time for Sport at Bradford College, we’re delighted to be involved in such an important awards scheme on our doorstep.” 
James Mason, Co-Chair for Active Bradford, added: “Sponsorship that comes from the likes of Bradford College to support young achievers is so important. A passion for sport could start with a new sport at college among a group of friends.”The Bradford Sports Awards 2024 are on May 17 at Bradford’s LIFE Centre. Nominations are now open at 

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Bradford College will welcome the WOW busBradford College will welcome the WOW bus (Image: Bradford College)
As part of International Women’s Day in March, Bradford College is partnering with Bradford City Council to welcome the Women of the World (WOW) Festival Bus on its UK tour. 
WOW is a global movement celebrating women and girls and takes a frank look at the obstacles they face. Festivals are held all over the world, from Pakistan to Rio and Australia.
WOW’s first Girls Festival will travel across the UK visiting schools, community groups, and young people, arriving in Bradford from March 2-6. The event will be a unique opportunity for amazing women, girls, and non-binary young people of all different backgrounds and ages to meet and share stories. 
The College will also host a speed mentoring event for 50 local businesswomen and professionals to meet Bradford College students. Mentors will talk about their experiences and how they got to where they are today.