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Women’s Engineering Society 8th Annual Student Conference held at Aston

WES Conference 2016
24th November

The Women’s Engineering Society 8th Annual Student Conference was held at Aston University on Friday 18th and Saturday 19th November. 

Approximately 150 female engineering students from universities across the UK participated in the event, which was centred around the theme ‘Engineering Inspiration: Creating Career Confidence’. 

Professor Alison Hodge, a WES Fellow, opened the Conference as Aston host, and gave the opening presentation. The programme included lectures and workshops covering topics such as job hunting, CV writing and professional registration. Delegates also enjoyed the opportunity to meet industry recruiters and a dinner. 

Aston Chemical Engineering student Amy Bloom says: "The event was a truly eye-opening event for how STEM careers are viewed in the media and throughout society. It showed how with a change in perception from a young age, the number of people, of all groups underrepresented in STEM, could increase dramatically."

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