WES Student Conference

Student conference

The WES Student Conference takes place every year at the end of November and is a two-day residential conference aimed primarily at female engineering and allied undergraduates. It 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 students, academics and early-mid career engineers and colleagues from supporting industry to explore pathways to technical leadership.

The Student Conference includes both technical and personal/professional development and opportunities to meet employers and sponsors. There are a large number of interactive sessions and also panels to include wider set of engineer speakers from a broad range of backgrounds.

In 2018 the conference was held on 23-24 November at Warwick University and brought together 150 students. Sponsors included AWE, BAE Systems, BESA, Bosch, Dialog Semiconductor, Direct Line, FM Global, Meggitt Polymers & Composites, Network Rail and Warwick Manufacturing Group.

  • Feedback from the 2017 conference was extremely positive (2018 yet to be published)
    • In 2017 100% of the students who completed the survey enjoyed speaking with sponsors and wanted to have further contact post-conference
    • 86% of last year’s students said that they were more inspired by the range of career options than before attending.

There are a number of sponsorship packages available at the 2018 price:

Gold                     £6,600 +VAT
Silver                    £3,300 +VAT
Bronze                  £2,200 +VAT
Exhibition only      £1,100 +VAT
Dinner Table         £1,100 +VAT
Drinks Reception  £750 +VAT

For more information on sponsorship contact Jacqui Hawkes