Women in Engineering

UCL Women in Engineering

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  • Why is engineering a good career for women?

Engineers take the pure concepts of science and make them into applications that change the world. Being an engineer is challenging, rewarding and varied - yet less than a sixth of the people studying engineering are women! You can see the latest statistics about this on the WISE website. Please take a look through the awesome profiles of UCL Women in Engineering to see their engineering stories and the many places engineering has taken them. Hopefully you can find the inspiration you need to pursue a career in this exciting field.

  • What do we do?

We aim to increase the number of women studying Engineering subjects at our university, UCL. We have made this website to show that engineering can provide a great career path for girls. The Faculty of Engineering now has 3 departments with Silver Athena SWAN awards (Biochemical Engineering, Civil, Environmental & Geomatic Engineering, and Chemical Engineering), and 2 departments (Computer Science, and Medical Physics & Bioengineering) with Bronze awards. These awards recognise the department as a good place for women to study and work. Further information about the Athena SWAN scheme can be found on the following website: http://www.athenaswan.org.uk/

Alongside this website the Outreach Office is funding an annual "Women In Engineering" Taster Course for Year 12 students, which will feature inspiring lectures by successful women from different engineering disciplines, alongside practical activities in each UCL engineering department.

  • What can you find here?

This website contains profiles from successful individuals of the female persuasion, both staff and students. We invite you to meet us in person at UCL Taster Days if you are still studying in school. For older women, we have information about how and what you might study at UCL, and getting funding to do it. Beyond this we are collecting good links to external webpages that give you more information about starting your career in Engineering, and we maintain a Twitter account too.

  • Who are we?

The project was originally organised by Dr Luiza Cintra Campos. The website was built by Mona Hess and is now maintained by Liz Jones and Kate Oliver - and there are many more of our colleagues in UCL Engineering involved in the UCL Women in Engineering group. If you want to help out or to speak to someone from UCL Women in Engineering, please contact Liz.

  • Is UCL Women in Engineering for me?

We welcome anyone who feels they have something to contribute to this initiative, and would be interested to hear your ideas for the group. However, UCL is lucky enough to have a number of initiatives by and for women which you may also be interested in. You can find a list of women's groups at UCL here.

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