uk resource centre for women in science, engineering and technology


There is a growing number of blogs written by and about women in science, engineering, technology and the built environment (SET).
Visiting these blogs is an interesting and enjoyable way of keeping informed and involved. Creating a blog is one way of reflecting on your experiences and ideas and can help you raise your profile.
Check out the UKRC's very own GetSET Women blog. There is a different blogger every 2 weeks from a wide range of different sectors and career stages. We welcome contributions and questions on the blog from anyone. If you are interested in becoming one of our bloggers yourself, please contact us.
On this page a few websites are listed that may help you develop your blog. You could also:
  • have a look at the list of some women in SET who are blogging
  • visit the eportfolio pages to find out how some women in SET are using the web to support studying and professional development
  • join GetSETWomen, and build in a link to your blog or website on your profile page

Useful websites


Building a better blog

An open community of bloggers committed to working together to improve the quality of their blogs and the blogging experience.

Can you trust blogs? 10 questions for medical bloggers

Information about evolving sets of questions that help bloggers to be explicit about their motives and sources, with links to other sites exploring or explaining ethical aspects of blogging.

Creative Commons

Creative Commons provides free tools that let authors, scientists, artists and educators easily mark their creative work with the freedoms they want it to carry.

Ethics Bites: podcast on copyright

Podcast exploring issues around plagiarism and copyright: philosophers Nigel Warburton and David Edmonds interview Richard A. Posner, a judge and law lecturer in the US. Also downloadable text and links.

Flickr page on Creative Commons

Many Flickr users have chosen to offer their work under a Creative Commons license and you can browse or search through photos under each type of license.

George Orwell: six writing tips


How to start a blog

Basic and useful advice from WikiHow.

Nature Network

A wide range of forums and science blogs. If you join Nature Network, you can sign up for your own blog space

Plain English campaign

Useful links on jargon busting including medical, electrical and computer jargon and on writing for the web.

ProBlogger (Darren Rowse)

Blogging for beginners

Writing good content

31 days to building a better blog


TASI: Technical Advisory Service for Images

Advice on all digital imaging issues. Includes an excellent guide to using Flickr.

Hosts a lot of blogs, searchable by sector, date, blogger, subject etc

UKCCS: the UK Copyright Service

Provides a summary of copyright law and a copyright registration service.

Level A conformance icon, W3C-WAI Web Content Accessibility Guidelines 1.0