Past events

31st March 2017 - 1st April 2017

National Engineering and Construction Recruitment (NECR) Exhibition

Whether you are an experienced engineering or construction professional looking for your next step up the career ladder, or a recent graduate looking to kick-start your career within the industry The National Engineering & Construction Recruitment Exhibition offers a vast array of interesting job opportunities.  WES Prize winner Bethan Murray will be speaking on the Friday.  More information

30th March 2017

Promoting Women in STEM

According to recent findings from The WISE campaign, women made up only 21% of the STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics) workforce and represented only 8% of engineering professionals in the UK in 2016.

23rd March 2017

Why are there so few engineers in parliament and public life - and does it really matter? Leeds University

Now while Xi Jinping (President of China) and Juha Sipilä (Prime Minister of Finland) are both engineers, the UK Parliament appears to be dominated by lawyers, journalists, consultants and bankers. Few have any scientific qualifications and Chi is possibly the only chartered engineer out of 650 MPs.

Honorary WES member and Chartered Engineer Chi Onwurah MP will discuss this important topic.  More information

13th March 2017

Claudia Parsons Memorial Lecture - How to Build a Scientist

Louborough University
Lecture Theatre WPT.0.02
West Park Teaching Hub

Dr Emily Grossman speaks about her life as a scientist, actress and science broadcaster - she shares her experiences as a women in science and explores the value of emotions in science. Emily also discusses exciting advances in the filed onf stem cells and regenerative medicine, and asks whether one day we'll be able to rebuild a human.

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23rd February 2017 - 25th June 2017

Electricity: The Spark of Life Exhibition

The story of electricity is the story of life itself. Within every object on earth is hidden either a positive or negative electric charge - from the structure of the atom to the functioning of our brains, the natural power of electricity is all around and one of the most potent symbols of the modern world.

9th February 2017

2017 everywoman Forum: Advancing women in technology

As the UK’s largest tech forum for women, the 2017 everywoman Forum: Advancing Women in Technology, will gather forward-thinking futurists, many of the brightest business leaders in tech and some of the finest motivators and professionals in female development for an energising one-day event.

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