Women’s Engineering Society (WES) - Student Conference

Women in Engineering


March 2020

WES – Shaping the world for future engineers!

Once again Women’s Engineering Society (WES) intends to hold its annual Student Conference to inspire undergraduate engineers. This year the event is scheduled to take place on Friday 20 – Saturday 21 November 2020 at Warwick University, with the supporting theme ‘Shape the World.’

The conference, aimed primarily at female engineering and allied undergraduates aged 18 and over, is an unmissable opportunity which brings together students, academics and early-mid career engineers and colleagues from supporting industries.

Last year’s conference was a huge success, uniting over 160 students from 35 different universities and educational associations. The conference offered students a variety of talks and panel sessions; on such topics as climate change, vehicle automation and AI in healthcare. A schedule of CPD workshops were included in the two-day agenda expanding the students’ knowledge on subjects such as leadership, unconscious bias and chartership. The conference also offered a targeted exhibition, a plethora of networking opportunities and a banquet dinner on top!

Tymele Dedier, (Student Conference attendee and WES Early Careers Board member) remarked ‘The WES student conference was an incredible opportunity to meet and learn from amazing female STEM individuals, making milestones in their academics and career and I would encourage everyone to go when the opportunity comes up!’

This year’s conference will strive to offer the same invaluable experience for the students and will present an exciting 2 days of learning, discussing & debating on how our future engineers will help ‘Shape the World!’

The Women's Engineering Society is a charity and a professional network of women engineers, scientists and technologists offering inspiration, support and professional development. Working in partnership, we support and inspire women to achieve as engineers, scientists and as leaders; we encourage the education of engineering; and we support companies with gender diversity and inclusion.

If you have any questions on this event, please do contact our Events Manager, Joanne Weaver at jo.weaver@wes.org.uk.

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