For those who haven’t heard about the group, the University of Bath WES is an affiliate group of the Women in Engineering Society (WES). The student group has just launched in the University of Bath with the main aim of encouraging young girls in school to explore the idea of studying engineering at university, as engineering is perceived to be a heavily male-dominated discipline.
Our first official event was an awareness appearance at the University Open Day on the 13th of September 2014. This was a huge success and the we really enjoyed chatting to the many potential students and their parents about our experiences as female engineering students (undergraduates and postgraduates). We also gave away some memorable University of Bath WES souvenirs as well as literature to help inspire many young girls thinking about a career in engineering, and those who are currently unsure. We hope to be able to encourage girls into studying engineering and dispel any myths about engineering being solely for the guys!