Women in Engineering

A twilight information evening for girls and their families

Event date: Tuesday, 8 March 2016 at 6.00 PM

Date:

Tuesday 8 March

Time:

6pm arrival for a 6.30pm start

The event will conclude at 9pm

Venue:

OL1, University of Derby, Kedleston Road, Derby, DE22 1GB

About the event:

After many discussions with parents, teachers and prospective students in both schools and colleges, the university has become increasingly aware that there are many incorrect preconceptions regarding careers for girls in engineering.

It’s unfortunate that, at a time when there are so many career opportunities for women within engineering, few girls embark on the journey.

To help dispel any urban myths, preconceptions and general misinformation, a twilight information evening for girls and their families has been organised. The event aims to show what an interesting, rewarding and exciting career in engineering can be. 

Eight successful women engineers from different areas within engineering will be giving presentations of their career to date and the journey they took to get there. This will be followed by advice and information where the speakers and staff from the university will be available for questions regarding subject option choices, grades, pathways in to engineering and related information.

close up of Asian female student in hardhat and high vis jacket with other engineers

The event will be a vibrant, uplifting and motivational evening of interest to girls who will be taking either GCSE or A Level options in the near future. In addition to this, teachers and career advisors may also wish to attend so that they can cascade the information to colleagues and students.

If you wish to bring a mini bus or coach from your school or college, please get in touch. It would also be really helpful if you could circulate this information to parents and colleagues.