uk resource centre for women in science, engineering and technology

Online social networks

Online social networks are increasingly important as ways to stay in touch professionally as well as personally. They can give you opportunities to find out what is going on, meet people and raise your own profile in the areas of science, engineering, technology and the built environment (SET).

The main online networks include:


Online networks for women in science, engineering, technology and the built environment

We run a large database of women in science, engineering, technology and the built environment called GetSETWomen: if you are a woman entering, working in or returning to SET make sure you are part of this and list the url (web address) for your page on the other networks that you join.

Wider SET networks

There are online networks that specialise in science, engineering, technology and/or the built environment for men and women.†The more general ones include:
BeScenta†††† Science and technology networking, information and forums run by science, engineering and technology portal SCENTA (used predominantly by the under 45s: see demographic information).
Nature Network†††† Connecting scientists worldwide with blogs, forums and groups. Social networking for scientists. From the publishers of Nature magazine.
The IET Knowledge Network†††† News, information and†specialised communities where you can participate in activities with your subject peers, both online and at physical events. Run by the Institution of Engineering and Technology.
All the networks listed on this page are free. If you would like to add a network, please get in touch.

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