Upcoming events

We will be hosting a series of events throughout 2023 on the theme of ‘Conversations with the Faculty Ambassador for Women’. These will provide Q&A focused conversations with high profile women in Engineering, hosted by Professor Julie McCann, Faculty Ambassador for Women.

The next event in the series will take place on Wednesday 22 March 2023 at 15.00 with Professor Dame Helen Atkinson - register online.

A message from Julie:

'Like many people I sometimes suffer with terrible imposter syndrome, and it wasn’t until I was lucky enough to get to know some super successful people that I realized how down-to-earth they were and indeed how they too sometimes doubt themselves. Since beginning my role as Faculty Ambassador for Women in the Faculty of Engineering we have undertaken activities that bring together our growing community of women engineers.

The clear takeaway from our celebration of International Women in Engineering Day last June was that our community wanted more opportunities to network, talk to more established women academics, and generally be inspired by some of the exceptional work that women engineers do. Therefore, it is my great pleasure to launch the ‘Conversations with the Faculty Ambassador for Women’ series. Happening bi-monthly during term time, we have invited a special guest to come to talk to us about their work and what inspires them. You will get to see how down-to-earth they really are, and of course there will be tea and cake!'

Recent events

Conversations with the Faculty Ambassador for Women - Yvonne Rogers

The Faculty of Engineering and Women in Engineering Network (WiN) will be hosting a series of ‘Conversations with the Faculty Ambassador for Women’ events throughout 2023, providing Q&A-focused conversations with high-profile women in engineering. The first event in the series took place on Wednesday 18th January 2023 with Yvonne Rogers, Director of the UCL Interaction Centre (UCLIC), as well as Deputy Head of the Computer Science Department.

International Women in Engineering Day celebration 2022

An afternoon of events for female staff and students featuring workshops, a table-top escape game, keynote speech and networking and refreshments. Read a round up of the Women in Engineering Network event and see all  events. 

Dawn Bonfield MBE: Past, present and future of gender equality in engineering

Dawn Bonfield spoke to the network about her work to promote gender equality in engineering. Read a round up of the event.

WES Education Partner Webinar

Professor Mary Ryan spoke at the WES Partner webinar about Athena Swan Support. Watch a recording of the event

Work-life balance: Gary Cookson, Director of EPIC HR Ltd.

Gary explained some of the challenges he and others with caring responsibilities face, and how through making small but steady changes he’s reached a point where he’s happy with his work-life balance. He explores some of the main organisational barriers and how these can be minimised, and how through trial and error and continual encouragement organisations and individuals can get something that equates to their “perfect day”.