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Current and upcoming WES events

Current and upcoming WES events

Tuesday 28th June 2016

SWE: An Evening with Adrienne Kelbie

To celebrate NWED, The Society of Women Engineers' Greater London Affiliate is holding its inaugural event, An Evening with Adrienne Kelbie. Adrienne Kelbie is the Chief Executive Officer of the Office of Nuclear Regulation (ONR), which independently regulates safety and security at UK nuclear sites. She has the distinction of being the first woman executive of the ONR and they are thrilled to have her come and share her journey with us.

If this event is of interest, please visit the LinkedIn page and email swe.greaterlondon@swe.org to RSVP.

Monday 4th - Tuesday 5th July 2016

Humanitarian Engineering Symposium

The Symposium to be held at Warwick in MS.03 Zeeman Building aims to bring together scientists, engineers and practitioners from across academia, industry, and NGOs to discuss, share and promote current research and recent developments across all aspects of engineering, from science to practical applications, which have a global Humanitarian Engineering impact.

A full programme of international and UK based speakers has been confirmed and more detail about the symposium can be found at go.warwick.ac.uk/HumanitarianEngineeringThe symposium is being generously supported by the Institute for Advanced Teaching and Learning (IATL) and the Sustainable Cities Global Research Priority



Thursday 7th July 2016

The UK Infrastructure Policy Summit 2016

City & Financial’s 13th annual Infrastructure Policy Summit will bring together some of the key players in the UK infrastructure markets to discuss the latest policy initiatives and the implications of these for market participants. Following the reorganisation of the institutional framework supporting UK policy development and implementation, City & Financial are particularly pleased to have as keynote speakers Lord Andrew Adonis, Chairman, National Infrastructure Commission, and Tony Meggs, Chief Executive, Infrastructure and Projects Authority. They will set out their respective roles and agendas in the context of the National Infrastructure Plan 2016, as well as explaining how the two bodies will interact.

Further information

Saturday 16th July 2016

Inspire Her 2016: Grow Your Business. Find Your Tribe

An INSPIRATIONAL day for female entrepreneurs, seasoned business owners, mumpreneurs as well as start-ups - everyone will be inspired to grow their business, no matter where you are on your journey. 

£45 per ticket at Girton College in Cambridge

For more information and to book tickets click here

Tuesday 19th July 2016

Women into STEM: how employers can take action

A seminar by Equate Scotland on taking practical, lawful steps to increase the participation and progression of women in the science, technology and built environment industries in Scotland.

Further  information

Saturday 23rd July 2016

London Design and Engineering Festival

London Design & Engineering University Technical College (LDE UTC) are hosting the first London Festival of Design & Engineering on Saturday 23rd  July 2016 at the Sport Dock, University way, Docklands, E16 2RD 10:00 – 16:00.

This free one day festival will celebrate all areas of Design & Engineering. Showcasing the latest tech and gadgets with lots of hands on activities for all the family.
For more information or to reserve your ticket now, visit: http://london-festival-design-engineering.eventbrite.co.uk


Wednesday 31st August 2016

Women in Engineering - Free three-day Career Enhancement Programme

Applications for the Career Enhancement Programme 2016 are now open. Jointly organised by Equate Scotland and City of Glasgow College, the programme is a free three-day course aimed at women working in the engineering sector. Feedback from previous years’ participants has been overwhelmingly positive, so we’re really excited about delivering the programme again to another cohort of female engineers.

The Equate Scotland website has lots more information about the programme, including details about course content and information on some of the benefits that attendance will bring to both employees and employers. 


Tuesday 6th - Thursday 8th September 2016

XII. International Conference on the Theory of Machines and Mechanisms (TMM 2016), Liberec, Czech Republic

The International Conference on the Theory of Machines and Mechanisms will be held in Liberec, Czech Republic from 6 to 8 of September 2016.  It is organized under the auspices of the Czech National Committee IFToMM and Czech Society for Mechanism. The conference, which is held once every four years, continues its long-standing tradition since 1973 to be organized at the Technical University of Liberec in the Czech Republic.

More information

Tuesday 18th October 2016

New Models in Engineering Higher 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.

Further information.



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.


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.

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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