Student Engineering Groups are a great way to meet others in your field, share ideas, access advice, network, and support one another.

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 for more information.

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.

Hear from former WES Student Lead Gemma Whatling: 

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. Hear from some students that attended the student conference:

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 member of WES, and a Group Name
  • A University member of staff who is a member of WES
  • The application form, appropriate documentation, and start up fee of £50 - returned to the WES office. (fee not applicable if your university is a WES Education Partner)

We have posted links to the WES affiliated student groups online, and also updates on our Student Conference - Engineering Inspiration

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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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Educational Membership Grade
Check out our new Educational Membership Grade too if you are a University wanting enhanced support with your Athena Swan Award or other gender diversity initiative.