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Rachael - Architect

My name is Rachael Hanson and I am in Year 12.

I currently study Maths, Physics and Architecture A-Level. My favourite subjects at the moment are Architecture and Maths and I hope that this will help me gain a career in Design Engineering when I leave UTC Reading.

I think that it is important to raise the profile of women in STEM because it is important for a woman to feel comfortable pursuing a career that has traditionally been male dominated.

When coming to UTC Reading it was initially a bit daunting because there were hardly any girls in my year. However, it did not take long to make friends and after a while, I did not even notice it. Now, there are a lot more girls at the school so it does not really seem so male dominated.

If you are interested in Engineering and Technology then UTC Reading is definitely the place for you. There are good work experience opportunities and links with industry partners. Do not be put off by the larger ratio of boys because everyone is treated the same. If anything, because there are fewer girls there are even more opportunities!

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