26 September 2005

Yorkshire Pride

Anyone who you saw that wonderful film "Calendar Girls" will remember the encomium to Yorkshire womanhood by Annie's husband right at the start. As a resident of that great county, the son of a Yorkshire woman and a husband of a now adopted Yorkshire woman (albeit of slightly more southerly origin) I agree with every single word.

I wouldn't dare otherwise, would I. It is therefore with some considerable pride that I see that Sheffield Hallam and Bradford College have joined with the Open University and Cambridge to set up a website for Women in Science Engineering and Technology (SET). This website is funded by the Department of Trade and Industry as part of their Strategy for Women in SET and includes statistics, information for employers, mentoring information and much more. The website is backed up with a team of people at the Resource Centre in Bradford offering information and assistance through our enquiry form or help line.

While on the subject of Bradford, NIPC would like to congratulate Neil Johnson of University knowledge transfer department on his retirement and wish his successor, Lynsey Grieveson, every success.

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