UNSW Women in Maths and Science Champions Program

The Women in Maths and Science Champions Program is a development program to support our female research students become Science professionals.

What is involved?

  • Maths and Science Champion

You’ll be part of a community of ambassadors who will influence and inspire women to pursue a career in maths and science. Through sharing personal journeys, career aspirations, innovations and contributions to society you’ll establish a connected network of women in maths and science. Over the 12 month program you will be required to complete 20 hours of outreach acitvities ranging from high school visits through to creating content for your social media profile.

  • Development Workshops

There will be 5 workshops throughout the year with a focus on presentation skills, communication skills, leadership development and career development. Each workshop will provide you with the knowledge and confidence to maximise the impact of your engagement and work. 

  • Postgraduate Research Competition

At the end of the program, you’ll have the chance to apply everything you’ve learned to the Postgraduate Research Competition. The competition includes the submission of a 250-word abstract, a poster and a one-minute presentation outlining the key points of the work. Competing in the August 2019 Postgraduate Research Competition is a requirement for program completion and you'll get individualised feedback on your performance. 

Who is it for?

The program is female students enrolled in Masters by Research or PhD students (most likely in second and third year) in a UNSW Science Program (full time or part time equivalent) with aspirations for personal and professional growth and a commitment to the role of UNSW Maths and Science Champion.


Applications for the inaugural cohort have now closed. The program will launch in August 2018 and is 12 months long.


The development workshops will be based at the UNSW Kensington campus, though there may be some travel within Sydney for your role as a Maths and Science Champion.


Siobhan Campbell

Project Officer, Women in Maths and Science Champions Program