University Groups Board – News

University Groups Board – News


UGB News – November 2023

Hello, I’m Amy Wright and I am in my fourth and final year at the Dyson Institute of Engineering and Technology. This is the second year I have been a part of the WES University Groups Board (UGB), and this year taking on the role of the Industrial Relations Representative, with a hope of organising some exciting networking events in the new year! The UGB has given me the opportunity to build a network with female engineers studying at different institutions with different specialisms and has helped me to develop the leadership of my own society, to provide better events for our members. I hope we can continue to offer exciting and engaging events this year, to allow all our societies to integrate and interact to support and encourage each other. I am looking forward to the year ahead working with a great group!

I have been a part of WES Dyson Institute for the past three years, and this year is my second year as the Chair. I want to help to continue to build the network of all the great female engineers and allies in our society, as well as support outreach activities to inspire the next generation of engineers.

My passion for engineering stemmed from my enjoyment of maths throughout education. I also really enjoyed problem solving, which is a skill I get to apply every day as an engineer.

For the blog aspect, I came across an article from the iMechE relating to the development of a device for continuous health monitoring ( It is designed to continually monitor internal sounds within the body and has shown to be accurate in pilot studies on premature babies and some adults with chronic conditions. This is a very exciting development for technology within the healthcare sector as there are currently no devices for the continuous monitoring of body sounds.

Seeing technology developments in the healthcare sector is exciting as it can save lives and make it easier for people to monitor chronic illnesses. Also, the device in development is small and compact, which allows for patients to continue with their everyday lives without their healthcare monitoring device prohibiting their normal activities – this highlights the advancements in modern technology to allow such powerful devices to be contained in such a small package size. Hopefully it can be rolled out on a larger scale in the future!