Supporting Women in Engineering at York (SWEY) has been formed as a joint effort across various departments at the University of York to try and address the gender gap within STEM, to support and encourage female students within the engineering disciplines,and to help inspire more young women to consider engineering at university and as a career. We are inclusive of all genders, as the gender imbalance is not a problem that can be solved by women alone.

We are a student branch of the the Women's Engineering Society (WES), and an IET On Campus group.

We intend to address our aims in 3 main ways: 
  1. By raising awareness of issues within our industries and discussing how best to address them, so that when we are in industry the current problems will begin to change.
  2. By holding speaker events and networking opportunities to give members the opportunity to learn from professionals, academics, and peers.
  3. By organising and promoting outreach work to encourage more students to pursue engineering topics at university.

Events have and could include speakers event, round table discussions, careers and networking events, and promoting systems such as STEM Ambassadors to introduce engineering to pupils at a younger age.

    Recent Blog Posts

    • An Evening with Naomi Mitchison On 4th February, SWEY were pleased to host a talk by Naomi Mitchison, Senior Hardware Engineer at Finmeccanica and IET Young Woman Engineering of the Year 2014, entitled 'Making an ...
      Posted 22 Feb 2016, 03:57 by Supporting Women in Engineering at York ‎(SWEY)‎
    • Life After Uni? - Recent Graduates Two recent graduates came back to the university on 25th November to talk about their experiences finding and getting a job, and life after university.Joe Hodge (graduated 2013, Design ...
      Posted 3 Dec 2015, 16:07 by Supporting Women in Engineering at York ‎(SWEY)‎
    • 'Maximise Your Potential' with Bank of America Merrill Lynch 4 representatives from BoAML joined SWEY on 11th November 2015 to give a presentation demystifying technology within banking and how to maximise your potential in the job market, and ran ...
      Posted 4 Dec 2015, 01:53 by Supporting Women in Engineering at York ‎(SWEY)‎
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