oSTEM

oSTEMoSTEM (Out in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) at the University of Birmingham is a society dedicated to supporting LGBTQ+ students studying, or with an interest in, STEM subjects! We welcome undergraduates and postgraduates from across the University and organise a range of events. We run LGBTQ+ speaker events throughout the year as well as our annual conference: STEM, LGBTQ and You. Our social events include weekly coffee socials, weekly quizzes, and watch parties!

For the upcoming academic year 2020/21, oSTEM will be moving our activities to virtual platforms until further notice. We will constantly review our approach and inform our members of any changes to the way we’re running things.

You can find out more on our Facebook page@oSTEM_bham on Twitter, and ostembirmingham on Instagram. If you'd like to chat to us please email us using: ostem@guild.bham.ac.uk

EPS Societies' Awards won:

  • Diversity and Inclusion Award 2018
  • Inspirational Committee Member 2018, Avery Cunningham
  • Outstanding Event Award 2019, for the STEM, LGBTQ and You conference
  • Society of the Year 2018/2019
  • Outstanding Event Award 2020, Equal in STEM with BEaMS and WISE
  • EPS Community Award 2020, Avery Cunningham
  • Role Model of the Year 2020, Molly Service
  • Volunteer of the Year 2021, Claire Fletcher
  • Diversity and Inclusion Award Continued Excellence 2021
  • EPS Community Award 2021
  • The Great Achievement in EPS Award 2021, Avery Cunningham

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Spring term with a virtual oSTEM

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oSTEM has had a busy term including their annual STEM, LGBTQ & You conference, LGBTQ+ History Month, a photography competition and weekly virtual socials. Outgoing and incoming Chairs, Claire and Jackie tell us more.
Date:
13/07/2021

STEM, LGBTQ & You is back!

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oSTEM has something exciting to announce… STEM, LGBTQ & You 2021 is on its way! Put Friday 19 February in the diary and be sure to register!
Date:
11/01/2021

oSTEM: We're not slowing down!

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This semester has been quite different for oSTEM, as I'm sure it has been for many, but that hasn't slowed them down! Their Chair Claire tells us more.
Date:
16/12/2020

Meet our student groups at the Virtual EPS Societies Fair

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Our student groups are so unique that we have our own Fair so you can meet them! In the week of 12-16 October we introduced you to our incredible student groups with the first Virtual Fair. Watch the recordings here.
Date:
22/10/2020

2020 kicked off oSTEM's busiest semester to date!

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With events galore and not one but two conferences, it's been a mammoth term for oSTEM! Chair Molly Service tells us more.
Date:
01/05/2020

Autumn with oSTEM: socials, safe spaces, quizzes, conferences, awards and more!

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oSTEM (Out in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) has had an amazing start to the academic year with achievements and events across the University and wider STEM community. Molly Service tells us more.
Date:
12/12/2019

Avery Cunningham wins Global oSTEM Award

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Huge congratulations to oSTEM Birmingham's Avery Cunningham on receiving the 2019 oSTEM Inc. Global STEM Service Award!
Date:
02/12/2019

Spring term with oSTEM: LGBT History month and the first ever conference

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The Society has done a wonderful job this year: not only developing its committee and members, but putting on exciting new events such as their STEM, LGBTQ & You conference! Outgoing Chair Avery Cunningham tells us more.
Date:
29/03/2019

Annual Conference and other adventures with oSTEM

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oSTEM is going from strength to strength by not just engaging its members with a range of events, but by actively representing them in the international oSTEM community! Society Chair Avery Cunningham tells us more.
Date:
21/12/2018

Happy 2nd Birthday oSTEM!

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We're now 2 and continuing from our success last year in giving those who identify as LGBTQ+ a safe space to meet people like themselves over our weekly coffee socials, and be inspired. Chair Amy Cunningham tells us more.
Date:
10/04/2018
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