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Papers relating to the Women in Science, Engineering and Technology Initiative (WiSETI), 1993 - 2007

Reference Code: GBR/0265/UA/WiSETI

Scope and Contents

WiSETI has its origins in 1993 when the University joined the Opportunity 2000 Campaign. Opportunity 2000 aimed to maximise the potential of female employees and improve their recruitment and retention prior to the start of the new millennium. WiSETI was formally created in 1999 with support from the Human Resources Division, funding from the Vice-Chancellor and oversight of an Advisory Board, to address the under-representation of women in Science, Engineering and Technology (SET). WiSETI's remit is: i) to improve the numbers of women studying SET at Cambridge, ii) to improve the recruitment, retention and promotion rates of women in SET appointments and iii) to raise the profile and enhance the self-confidence of women in SET through a range of initiatives. In pursuit of its aims, WiSETI has engaged in the following activities, among others: MentorNet: an email mentoring programme for women undergraduates; recruitment drives; annual lecture series; the Springboard programme for personal development; and careers events. Further information is at
The papers were assembled by Dr Lane in her capacity as Director of the initiative and document WiSETI's campaigning activities.


  • Creation: 1993 - 2007


Conditions Governing Access

From the Management Group:

The University Archives are generally freely available to the holder of a reader's ticket for the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library, West Road, Cambridge CB3 9DR. Restrictions on access are imposed on certain categories of sensitive record: financial, governmental and personal, by order of the originating body or under data protection legislation. Access information, including opening hours and how to obtain a reader's ticket, appears as part of the Library's web site (

Biographical / Historical

Dr Lane, Department of Zoology, was Director of the University of Cambridge Women in Science, Engineering and Technology Initiative (WiSETI) until 2007.


1 linear metre(s) : paper; transparency

Language of Materials



There was no apparent order to the papers at transfer. They have been broadly organised and catalogued by WiSETI activity.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

The records were transferred by Dr N. Lane, Department of Zoology, to the University Archives as a gift on 3 March 2009.


The online catalogue was completed in June 2009.


Lane, Dr Nancy

Finding aid date

2009-06-08 15:28:22+00:00

Repository Details

Part of the Cambridge University Library Repository

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