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Current and upcoming WES events

Current and upcoming WES events

Wednesday 28th September 2016

Tackling and Understanding Teaming in Engineering; Addressing the Low Representation of Women in Engineering Education, London

Despite nearly 50 years of effort since the first 'year of women in engineering' in the UK, sex segregation and chilly climates remain persistent problems of the workplace.  Using diaries from students at four engineering programs in the USA, findings show that young women experience gender stereotyping and sex segregation through class projects, internships, and summer jobs.  These findings suggest that the culture of professional socialization mimics the engineering workplace and, in the process, leads many women to question whether they can find a "fit" between their personal goals and the culture of engineering.

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Thursday 6th October 2016

Engineering the Future Festival

The IET Engineering the Future Festival is a day of celebration and innovation, exploring the technologies of the future whilst providing insights into how the world is predicted to change over the next 50 years.

Hear from some of the most forward-thinking names in engineering on the global challenges we face and how we can overcome them through science, technology and innovation.

Buy your ticket online today

Saturday 8th October 2016

WES AGM 2016

The 97th WES AGM will take place at 2pm on Saturday 8th October in Birmingham and will feature a talk by Belinda Phipps, CEO of The Science Council.

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Tuesday 11th October 2016

Women engineers in the First World War

This free one day collaborative project will look back at the role of women in engineering and technical disciplines during the First World War and beyond.

This wikithon is designed to make the histories of women engineers in the First World War more visible by putting them on Wikipedia. If you have been researching this subject and have material that you want to put online, this is an ideal forum to do so in a supportive environment.

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Tuesday 18th October 2016

New Models in Engineering Education

This one day WES workshop will take place on 18 October at the Warwick Manufacturing Centre and will look at the various new models in engineering education that are appealing to a more diverse range of applicants.

To book your free place click here.

Further information can be found here.



Wednesday 26th October 2016

The Graduate Engineer Show

The Graduate Engineer Show runs on the 26th October 2016 at the iconic Roundhouse, Derby. 

Over 50 engineering employers will exhibit including the likes of Rolls-Royce, Dyson and JCB. In addition, key features of the day will include talks from an inspirational female engineer, Richard Noble land speed record holder, an astronaut from the European Space Agency and the Bloodhound Super Sonic Car will take centre stage. 
As with previous years, we'll have interactive simulators and real-life exhibits on display. Last year over 1500 undergraduates from over 50 universities across the UK attended the event.
Find out more here


Tuesday 8th November 2016

WES Caroline Haslett Lecture, London

The Caroline Haslett lecture (formerly Prestige Lecture) takes place on 8th November at the IET, Savoy Place, London.  It will feature a talk by the inspirational Dame Stephanie Shirley and the presentation of the 2016 Karen Burt Award followed by networking opportunities.  Further details to follow.

Thursday 10th November 2016

Educated Yorkshire


Educated Yorkshire 2016 (EY16) builds on the success of EY15 which was held at Bradford College last November. This year's event will be held on Thursday 10th November at Centenary Pavilion, Elland Road, Leeds.

EY15 brought in around 300 delegates - 79% overall were decision makers from schools, colleges and universities. 83% overall were schools, colleges and universities.

EY16 is bigger, better and incorporates even more CPD from peer learning.

We have 3 seminar halls, around 60 exhibition stands - all on one level, under one roof in one day.  We are building on our delegate numbers this year and aiming for at least 500 delegates across the day as demand for this year's conference is very high.


Monday 14th November 2016

Women Returners Conference 2016, London

We are excited to launch our first Women Returners Conference on Monday 14th November 2016 in London Join us for a day of inspiration, advice and support, specifically designed for professional women returning to work after a long break. Alongside a range of workshops, panels and speaker sessions, you will have a variety of networking opportunities. The Conference is hosted by the ICAEW and supported by the 30% Club, with Credit Suisse and Skanska as lead sponsors. Speakers include Jane Garvey, Presenter of Woman’s Hour, Brenda Trenowden, Global Chair of 30% Club and Julianne Miles, Co-Founder & MD of Women Returners.

For further details visit the Women Returners Conference 2016 webpage.


Friday 18th - Saturday 19th November 2016

Engineering Inspiration. WES Student Conference 2016

The annual WES student conference taking place at Aston University. Further details here.

Tuesday 22nd - Thursday 24th November 2016

Women in Engineering Convention, Johannesburg

This year's edition of the Women in Engineering Convention will be looking at:

  • Creative ways to attract and retain women engineers
  • How women can excel in their disciplines while elevating their status in this industry
  • Highlighting the contribution made by women to curb 21st century engineering challenges 

Click here for more information.  Email bookings@intelligencetransferc.co.za to request a full conference brochure or to book your place. 


Tuesday 13th December 2016

Nissan & Infiniti Suppliers Day, Bedford

Motiv8 are delighted to announce the addition of Nissan to our Client Portfolio of OEM's and we are hosting our first In-House Technical Forum on site at the Nissan Technical Centre Europein December this year.

Nissan are looking for suppliers of all areas of "automotive electronics / suppliers" for this event.  Sponsors will be on site for 7 hours+, right in the heart of the design centre and will meet engineers, heads of department, key decision makers and influencers on the day.

Further information or to book


Wednesday 8th February - Sunday 3rd September 2017

Robots at the Science Museum

Discover the remarkable 500- year story of humanoid robots.

Opening in February 2017, our next blockbuster exhibition will explore the 500-year story of humanoid robots and the artistic and scientific quest to understand what it means to be human.

For more information and to book tickets visit the website here.

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