Women in Engineering Conference, 29-31 July 2019
29-31 July 2019, University of Aberdeen
Girls aged 15-17 from schools across the UK are invited to apply for a fully funded place at this unique residential conference hosted by the University of Aberdeen
The conference is being run in partnership with St Margaret’s School for Girls and generously sponsored by BP and supported by Skills Development Scotland. The conference will provide a wonderful opportunity to explore engineering both in a university setting and in the workplace. Staying in halls of residence supervised by experienced teachers, successful applicants will benefit from a travel bursary and a highly interactive programme rich with hands-on activities and face to face contact with female engineers.
A visit to BP’s headquarters in Aberdeen will also allow participants to interact with engineers working on and offshore.
The organisers of the conference have a long standing commitment to Widening Access to Higher Education and encourage students from all backgrounds to apply.
Only 45 places available
- Candidates selected on basis of application and school reference
- Apply before noon on Wednesday 13 March 2019
The detailed programme of events is to be confirmed but a draft of the general outline of the conference is as follows:
MONDAY 29TH JULY
AM Participants arrive and register at the University of Aberdeen.
PM Ice breaker, engineering team challenge and choice of
activities at Aberdeen Hillhead accommodation.
TUESDAY 30TH JULY
AM BP site visit including tour of facilities.
PM Engineering team challenge with academics from University
of Aberdeen, keynote speech and formal dinner.
WEDNESDAY 31ST JULY
AM Engineering career talks from female engineers, postgraduate
and undergraduate students and academics.
Some comments from delegates after attending last year’s Women in Engineering Conference:
“ I have gained confidence in pursuing engineering in higher education and as a career choice and learnt more about different routes and opportunities studying engineering at University.”
“ I have realised just how integrated all fields of engineering are with each other and with the wider working community. I’ve realised that this is absolutely a career which I want to pursue in the future.”
Supported by Skills Development Scotland