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The Herschel Programme

This is a national programme, open to technical staff from any discipline who identify as women.

This dedicated career development opportunity aims to address the lack of women in technical leadership positions across the sector. It provides a space for colleagues to learn new skills to develop themselves in a current technical leadership role or equip them if they aspire to be in the future. The programme is named after Caroline Herschel, a pioneer in the discovery of comets and other astronomy work, assisting her brother William. 

The structured six-month programme includes modules on:

•    You as a leader
•    Context and culture
•    Influencing and negotiating
•    Confidence and empowerment

The programme will be delivered both virtually and in-person and is free to attend. Institutions will need to cover any travel expenses for the in-person events. 

Information about the programme and  Programme Brochure including cohort dates and how to apply.

To find out what last year’s participants from Queen Mary thought about, it read their report here

The TechNET team at Queen Mary can provide support with making an application and would love to hear from technicians who do take part.  Email

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