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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.

Financial support for studying engineering

There are a range of University funding opportunities and industry scholarships available for female students.

Student works on a racing car element

You may be eligible for funding for some or all of your undergraduate study.

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.

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


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.

  • Headstart - Headstart courses offer Year 12 students STEM experience programmes at universities across the UK.

  • 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