Engineering Inspiration: WES Student Conference 2016

The WES Student conference takes place annually at Aston University, and in 2016 it is taking place on 18-19 November. Further details will be posted here closer to the time, but for now, please save this date.

In the meantime, please see the testimonials from 2015.

  • The event was wonderful, I feel I have been inspired by wonderfully successful women. My confidence and enthusiasm in the field of engineering has been greatly exceeled due to this conference. I would recomment everyone to attend. Great to network not just with professionals but with students around the UK that do the same course as you. You will learn a lot!
  • An interesting and inspiring conference - definitely gave me some ideas to implement back at my university!
  • It was inspirational!
  • Thank you! I enjoyed this event very much. It was very insightful.
  • Attending the WES conference was really insightful, it was interesting to meet women who were already doing what i aspired to do in a field considered male dominated. I am thankful to the organizers of the WES conference as no expense was spared, the room I was allocated was OMG! Amazing the choice of food they also tried catering to the halal needs of Muslims and vegetarians, the speakers were inspiring and every other student attendee I spoke to felt like they could relate to at least one of the speakers.  In a few months I will be graduating, the conference afforded me the opportunity to gain insider perspective from recent graduates working with companies like Mars, BP, Selex ES etc. on a range of topics such as assessment Centre’s, interviews and work environment in general. Many thanks to Rachel Mason and all the organisers at WES, I had the time of life and can only pray that in a few years from now, I would be able to give back in my own capacity and encourage young girls and boys to choose science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) as a viable career path.
  • Great event! Please make them yearly, just try to avoid exams period
  • This was an excellent conference for networking with students and professional engineers of all backgrounds.  It was very well organised and the venue at Aston was excellent.
  • Thank you so much for this event! I cannot stress how meaningfull it was to me! (FYI, I'm not sure what to put in a testimonial)
  • Excellent conference. Very inspirational.
  • The WES conference was an enlightning experience and changed my perspective on challenges I had faced, coming to the conference I felt like I had all the answers I needed and knew the next sep to take in my career.
  • The 7th WES student conference exceeded all of my expectations. The presenters were truly inspiring and the venue and organisation flawless. As a result I feel empowered to pursue my dream of becoming an owner and MD of my own manufacturing company.
  • I am always impressed by the students and their level of enthusiasm
  • Loved it, will come again. Want to be a part of it some day.
  • I will make women in Indonesia is proud to be an engineer
  • From the moment I walked through the door I was overwhelmed by the uplifting atmosphere! Through listening to what inspires fellow women engineers I have been able to reflect on my own passion for engineering and leave with a positive attitude towards my future.
  • Thanks again for organising this. I didn't realise how much I needed to hear the wonderful inspirational speakers until I did and I can now go back to my final year much more inspired and enthused! I also met so many lovely ladies it was a welcome change from the norm. Thank you so much.
  • My first time at WES conference and my eyes have been opened to the wider picture.
  • Fantastic event, influential, encouraging speakers. The most inspirational engineering event I've been to date.
  • It was an amazing experience and I hope I can be a part of it again.