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IWD 19: 6 female STEM role models you should really know about

With International Women’s Day just around the corner it’s a great time for a throwback to the women who’ve challenged gender roles in STEM careers throughout history. Whether you’re a climate change warrior with your sights set on saving the turtles or you reckon you’ve thought of something better than Fortnite, these women will definitely inspire you to aim high.

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Five careers from the future

We might not be quite on the brink of flying cars and teleportation, but future technology does mean brand new career options for you. Get ahead of the competition, and see what your options might include in years to come.

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Inspiration Station

Get a hit of inspiration straight from the women who have been there and done that. Here’s a collection of podcasts, talks and videos that will fill you with motivation to take the STEM world by storm.

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Which STEM career suits your star sign?

Different personality types suit different types of scientific roles, so, just for fun, we’ve matched the 12 signs of the zodiac with 12 types of scientists. Is your future career written in the stars…?

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Maths careers: what’s an actuary?

Whether you’re a savvy saver or a serious spender, keeping track of money is big business in the finance sector – and it’s actually more interesting than you’d think. No, really! We spoke with Abbie Woodrow about what it’s like to be an actuary (if you’ve never heard of it, we’ll let her explain!) and how she uses maths and problem-solving skills every day.

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The science of shopping

Whether you’re IRL shopping on the high street or indulging in a bit of online retail therapy, there are loads of ways that retailers use psychology and science to make you part with your money.  Here we reveal some of the tricks of the trade, so you can be a smarter shopper.

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So you want to work in the film industry?

Film industry experts have reported an acute Maths, Physics, Art and Design skills shortage, which means they’re crying out for people like you to join the industry. Here’s just a handful of the careers that could take you down the red carpet one day.

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Coders: are you ready to change the world?

All around the world, there are people using code to solve some of the world's biggest challenges. Find out why a future in coding might just make you the superhero the world needs right now.

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So you want to work in fashion?

Are you a maths whizz with dreams of making it to London Fashion Week? Here are five fashion careers where a love of numbers is a must-have accessory.

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How to get a work experience placement you'll love

Whatever career you're interested in, it's worth dipping your toe in the water to see what it's like IRL. But how do you make sure you're not stuck stuffing envelopes or making endless cups of coffee? Here are some tips to make sure you get the placement you want.

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Do you know your algorithms?

From Netflix to Instagram, the coders behind them have carefully predicted what you're going to hit 'like' on. Meet the computer codes that are shaping your life.

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The maths behind your favourite music

Maths and music - they're so similar that you'll find the same themes in George Ezra's Paradise as you will in your maths textbook, from algebra to patterns to ratios. Don't believe us? Read on...

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