WES Student Conference 2018

23rd November 2018 - 24th November 2018

WES Student Conference 2018

10th Annual WES Student Conference 2018: Building Sustainable Cities and Communities

Venue: Radcliffe & The Slate, Lakeside Village, University of Warwick

The WES Student Conference supports young women to progress in engineering and allied sectors by 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 model

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No more bookings are being taken for the 2018 conference. If you would like to get ahead for alerts for the 2019 conference, please get in touch to join the mailing list




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 or dinner)      £200
Block booking rate (10 places or more) per person      £260


Students please contact your tutor or school/faculty office before expressing interest on this site. They may already have purchased places on your behalf. You can also encourage your tutors to purchase for you - they may have a budget for conference attendance but not be aware of this professional development opportunity.

Individuals please register your interest by contacting Rachel Mason

Universities and Employers please contact Rachel Mason to ensure block-booking and education membership discounts are applied to your order.


You can pay for delegate places directly through this website by credit/debit card, bank transfer or PayPal.

Or you can get in touch to request an invoice. Please include your Purchase Order number if required.




The bursary is now closed and places have been allocated.

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 (any additional costs will need to be met by the delegate). Women undergraduate students on mechanical engineering, manufacturing, design, chemical, computing, materials, electronic engineering or similar courses are eligible.

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.