Students play an important role in the promotion and continuation of the Women's Engineering Society Work. Current students take on volunteer positions not only within their own University affiliated groups but also as part of the University Group's Board and Council. Students are tomorrow's engineers and their experience and voice helps shapes WES' future.
The WES annual student conference is fantastic two day event bringing together engineering students from all over the country. It supports young women to progress in engineering and allied sectors by providing access to employer perspectives, development opportunities and networking
Student Engineering Groups are a great way to meet others in your field, share ideas, access advice, network, and support one another.
Why not become a student member with access to the members only area, monthly newsletter and even set up your own student group?
For student Membership check out our Why be a member of WES? for more information.
Jennifer Glover co-ordinates the WES Student groups and can advise you on how to set up a group and is on hand should you have any questions once your group is set up. If you're interested in affiliating your student group with WES email Jennifer at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information. Set up a new group or affiliate your existing group (general engineering societies can affiliate) and join a larger network of women engineering students from across the UK.
Affiliating with WES allows your group to have a position on the WES University Groups Board (UGB) The group meets regularly to share ideas and best practice and facilitate networking between our student groups.
For Educational Membership Grade
Check out our Educational Membership Grade too if you are a University wanting enhanced support with your Athena Swan Award or other gender diversity initiative.
Hear from former WES Student Lead Gemma Whatling:
Hear from some students that attended the student conference
STEM Ambassador? Make sure you check WES in the Professional Society list.
Professional Registration for Students
For further information see the Engineering Students' Guide to Professional Registration from the Engineering Council HERE.
Looking for financial assistance? View our links to organisations offering grants.
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You are encouraged to organise and undertake activities both locally and in collaboration with other WES affiliated student groups. We aim to connect you with local employers for speakers and even access sponsorship.
Do use this page to help promote your groups and activities. To get started you will need:
- A named group co-ordinator who is a Student Member of WES
- A Group Name
- A University member of staff who is a member of WES and agrees to be the sponsor
- Submit the application form, signed by-laws and first year activity plan to the WES office at email@example.com.
- Pay the fee of £50 (fee not applicable if your university is a WES Education Partner). Payments can be made by credit card online at www.wes.org.uk/payments. Alternatively, you can email the WES office at firstname.lastname@example.org to request an invoice be raised.
We have posted links to the WES affiliated student groups online, and also updates on our Student Conference - Engineering Inspiration.
Student Group Support
WES Student Groups
Women's Engineering Society Bath or Facebook
FEMENG: Glasgow University's Female Engineers
Women's Engineering Society at University of Hertfordshire
WOMENinSTEM@IC at Imperial College London
Loughborough University Women's Engineering Society or Facebook
WESOUSS at the Open University
Women's Engineering Society Plymouth
WES-SHU at Sheffield Hallam
University of Surrey Women in Engineering Group (Facebook)
Swansea Students Women in Engineering Society
UCL Student Society of Women Engineers
University of West England WES Student Group
Warwick Women's Engineering Society
Supporting Women in Engineering at York
Loreto Grammar School Women's Engineering Society
Welbeck Defence Sixth Form College Student Group