Girls into Electronics 2024

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Girls into Electronics gives year 10’s, 11’s and sixth formers the unique opportunity to develop their interest in Electronics. At the heart of the programme is a one-day event, supported by Apple, at a leading UK university (locations and dates listed below). During the day, participants will find out more about Electronics and studying the subject at university level, as well as hearing from female graduate engineers working in the Electronics sector.

Making advances in Electronics and semiconductors is critical to providing technological solutions to some of the biggest challenges facing society, including climate change, improving healthcare and better connectivity and communications.

The event cost is £20 per person, to cover administrative costs. As a charity, we want our courses to be accessible to all, so if the booking fee is a barrier please contact us before booking [email protected]. If you’re a teacher and would like to book for five or more students we can provide a discount on the booking fee.

Tickets are limited and we expect there to be a high demand for places.

If you have any questions please get in touch [email protected]


Booking info for teachers/schools

Teachers/schools can now make a group booking for a Girls into Electronics Event 2024. Please click link below for booking form.

Booking info for individual students

Individual students, or parents/carers on behalf of students, can now book a place at a Girls into Electronics 2024 event. Please click link below to be taken to the Ticket Tailor booking website.

Event locations and dates


Aston University (Birmingham) – Monday 8 July 2024

University of Bristol – Thursday 11 July 2024

University of Cambridge – Monday 8 July 2024

Heriot-Watt University (Edinburgh) – Tuesday 11 June 2024

King’s College London – Thursday 27 June 2024

University of Leeds – Wednesday 3 July 2024

University of Liverpool – Thursday 4 July 2024

University of Nottingham – Wednesday 10 July 2024

Queens University (Belfast) – Friday 21 June 2024

Royal Holloway University of London – Wednesday 10 July 2024

University of Southampton – Wednesday 26 June 2024

University of Strathclyde Glasgow – Thursday 6 June 2024


The Event

During the day, participants will experience a sample lecture from a senior academic, input from current students, a department tour, a Q&A, and an introduction to microcontrollers. This introduction will be a ‘hands on’ practical session using the Grove Beginners’ Kit, including Arduino, which participants are provided with and is theirs to keep (find out more about the kit on our Insight into Electronics page). As well as the event, there will be the opportunity to gain further insight through follow-on activities, including online sessions to guide participants through further practical activities with the microcontrollers.

Lunch will be provided for students and accompanying teachers.


Girls into Electronics 2023

The UKESF Girls into Electronics programme 2023 was delivered in collaboration with Apple. Girls into Electronics took place in June and July 2023.

To find out more about the UKESF Girls into Electronics programme 2023 please click here

“The course was so insightful and made me consider a sector which I hadn’t necessarily thought about before. It was amazing talking to so many inspirational women from the electronics industry.”

Girls into Electronics course participant 2022

Project Background and Past Courses


In 2022, Girls into Electronics events were hosted by 10 of our partner universities throughout the UK. Attended by 230 girls between the ages of 15-18, the one-day programme comprised the opportunity to attend a sample undergraduate lecture from a senior academic, hear from current female students about their experiences, and take part in a ‘hands on’ introduction session to learn about microcontrollers. Read our full report here, and watch our Scholar video here.


The 2021 Girls into Electronics course took place online. Over three days, the participants were able to gain an in depth understanding of what it would be like to study, and pursue a career in, Electronics. This interview with graduated female UKESF Scholars was one of the most highly rated sessions of the 2021 virtual course, with attendees reporting they found it inspiring to hear about the experiences of female engineers:


In 2019 the UKESF supported the first Girls into Electronics three-day residential course for female students aged 15–17, as part of The Smallpeice Trust’s range of inspiring STEM events for young people – read about it here.

Guides for Arduino Microcontroller Kits