Breaking Boundaries in STEM: Imposter Syndrome

The Breaking Boundaries in STEM events are aimed at inspiring Undergraduate, Masters and PhD students from under-represented groups to undertake careers in STEM and further their leadership ambitions.

Join us to hear inspirational stories from our panellists on imposter syndrome. The panel have experience being first in the family to enter University, studying BTECs/Foundation degree prior to entering University, coming for a widening participation background, BAME and international staff. They have experience of being from an under-represented group at University.


Prof. Leon Black– School of Civil Engineering

Paul Brown– PhD Student, School of Computing and Magician

Nadine Cavigioli– Deputy Programme Manager at the Lifelong Learning Centre

Namrah Shahid– PhD Student, School of Chemistry

Dr. Salma Alarefi- Teaching Fellow, School of Electronic and Electrical Engineering


The event will include:

– Watching an inspirational TED Talk on Imposter Syndrome to stimulate discussion

– followed by the panel

– finishing with networking and refreshments

All UoL students/staff from STEM subjects or with interests in STEM are invited.

Please email if you have any dietary or access requirements.