Call for Applications, 9th Annual WES Student Conference: Engineering Inspiration 2018

9th Annual WES Student Conference: Engineering Inspiration 2018
Building sustainable cities and communities

Venue: University of Warwick

The conference theme for 2018 is 'Building sustainable cities and communities'.

The WES Student Conference supports young women to progress in engineering and allied sectors buy providing access to employer perspectives, development opportunities and networking. It is an annual two-day event bringing together some 150 students, academics and early-mid career engineers and colleagues from supporting industry to explore pathways to technical leadership.

"Interactive sessions, amazing inspiring stories... Inspirational speakers, open conversations about issues facing women in the workplace... Encouragement to stand out and be a great employee and engineer…"

  • Improve technical skills to reach your potential
  • Gain insights into societal challenges
  • Hone self-confidence & networking skills
  • Develop career-life balance strategies
  • Meet and learn from role models

The full conference programme can be viewed here. 

Conference fees include overnight bed & breakfast accommodation in a twin room, refreshments, drinks reception and banquet dinner on Friday and lunch on Saturday. WES Education Partners are eligible for reduced fees.

 Standard rate per person (inc. overnight accommodation)      £290
 Delegate rate per person (no overnight accommodation)      £200
 Block booking rate (10 places or more) per person      £260

Registration is not yet open. We hope to open registration by the end of July.

If you are interested in your students or you attending, please register your interest contacting

WES offers bursary-funded places to undergraduate students to attend the WES Student Conference 2018 with support from its sponsors. The bursary covers full conference fees and overnight bed & breakfast accommodation (if necessary) on Friday 23 November. It also provides a contribution of up to £50 towards travel.

Women undergraduate students on mechanical engineering, manufacturing, design, chemical, computing, materials, electronic engineering or similar courses can apply. 

Successful candidates will be notified individually. A limit to the number of bursary places offered to any one University will apply, and priority is given to applicants who have not previous been awarded a bursary.

Click here to apply for a WES Student Conference Bursary 2018

Application deadline: Sunday 30 September 2018