Women in engineering and computing

Student society

Womens Engineering Society

Who we are

With less than 20% of jobs in the Engineering Sector going to women, it is important to create stronger networking links and promote the need for diversity in the engineering workplace.

The University of Leeds Students Women’s Engineering Society was founded in 2015 to support female engineering students in their personal and professional development and help you to become future engineers and leaders. Our aims are to increase your employability upon graduation and to strengthen your links with successful female engineers.

We are an affiliated Student Group of the Women’s Engineering Society.

Benefits

Society membership is free and everyone is welcome to join. Benefits of joining WES Leeds and becoming a member include:

  • Supporting WES and its campaign for gender diversity in engineering
  • Being part of a network of women engineers, and using your resources to encourage others to join the profession
  • Become a role model and spokesperson for young women
  • Keep track of issues relevant to women's engineering events and news through the national WES quarterly journal and WES Leeds social media outlets
  • Obtain career help and guidance
  • Build practical skills by getting involved in our activities
  • Meet like-minded people at our events and enjoy working to build a stronger profession
  • Build your profile at events and network into your next job
  • Organise or take part in outreach events to inspire the next generation of young people and students

You can feel confident that your membership subscription is being positively used to grow, encourage and inspire the number of women in engineering.

Who is this student society for?

The University of Leeds Students Women’s Engineering Society

  • Women studying for an undergraduate or postgraduate degree in the University of Leeds Faculty of Engineering
  • Women studying for an undergraduate or postgraduate degree in other University of Leeds Faculties, who have a significant element of engineering in their studies/research
  • Male students and any staff members at University of Leeds who wish to support our society aims are also welcome to join.

Links with our community

This year we are working with the University of Bradford and Leeds Beckett University to broaden our scope and encourage cross-university networking. This will provide our members with more exciting opportunities and promote females within Engineering to a wider audience set.

We are also looking to work with the Engineering Institutions, such as the Institution of Civil Engineers and Institution of Mechanical Engineers, to provide the best support with their employability and Chartership route.

Society membership is free and everyone is welcome to join. Just follow the link to the LUU site to sign up today. To get involved or for more information about the Society, please email wesleeds@leeds.ac.uk.