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Women in Engineering

Our Women in Engineering initiative provides information and highlights opportunities for aspiring female engineers.

Why girls should consider engineering as a career

A female pupil finds out what it's like to be an engineer.

A profile headshot of Dr Jenny Cane on the University of Bath's campus
‘I realised that the most important thing to me was to use my engineering skills to help prevent the world being devastated by climate change.’
Jenny Cane MEng (Hons) Aerospace Engineering

Student Women's Engineering Society (WESBath)

WESBath aims to support current female students within the Faculty of Engineering & Design and to encourage the next generation of future female engineers.

WESBath members discuss a prototype.

WESBath is affiliated to the Women's Engineering Society, a national organisation.

Their aims:

  • to inform current and potential female students of available funding opportunities
  • to increase awareness of engineering as a career by arranging events with professionals from different sectors
  • to strengthen links with female alumni and engineering companies
  • to promote a career in engineering to younger students in the local area by sharing knowledge and organising events

Become a member of the society to:

  • find out about University and national events for female engineers
  • link up with female engineering students and academics at Bath to build a community for women in engineering
  • get involved with outreach activity where you can share your experience with young women making important decisions about their future education

Join WESBath and receive emails about new events.

Competing with Bath Zero

Nadia Domanski's experience of project managing the build of an electric superbike improved her confidence and helped her secure a graduate job.

Read Nadia's story
Nadia smiles as she tinkers with an electric motorcycle

Creating meaningful and purposeful products

For Nia's final-year mechanical engineering project, she was given the brief to improve the white cane. Nia's digital cane uses ultrasonic waves to identify obstacles and communicates these to a visually impaired user through vibrations. After her graduation, Nia was supported by the University of Bath's Innovation Centre to turn her idea into a business.

Watch Nia's story
Nia looks over her designs for the Compact Cane in our arts building cafe.

A flourishing new business: extracting essential oils from discarded flowers

With a PhD in Chemical Engineering and startup business funding, Parimala Shivaprasad is tackling the problem of India's floral waste.

Read Parimala's story
Parimala smiles

Creating spaces for people: Heba’s placement story

Civil Engineering student, Heba Tabidi, spent a year working as a Civil Structures Industrial Trainee at Arup.

Watch Heba's story
Civil Engineering student Heba talks with her colleague on site at a bridge during her placement year at Arup


Visit the following websites for further information on studying and working in engineering:

  • WISE - The WISE Campaign encourages women to pursue science, technology, engineering and maths or construction study and careers.

  • EngineerGirl - A website designed to bring attention to the exciting opportunities that engineering represents.

  • Insight into university (previously known as Headstart & Inspire) - an online course allowing students to experience STEM studies at university.

  • Tomorrow's Engineers - Tomorrow’s Engineers provides information and resources about careers in engineering. They also run a schools programme.

  • Career pilot - Your choices at 14, 16 and 18. Explore different job sectors and how you can study and work at the same time - even to university level.


If you have any questions, please contact us in person or online