Our Diversity Champion Dr Jo Douglas-Harris and Chair Paula McMahon were delighted to part take in the inaugural North of England Universities Joint Event.
This was the very first time that all North East University engineering departments had come together with the aim to network and celebrate INWED. This is not the first combined and collaborative event that Engineering Together have contributed to as we always look to work towards breaking the bias.
The CEO of WES not only part took in this event but also chose it to be the global launch of INWED22. The 2022 theme is Inventors and Innovators and everyone was encouraged to #ImagineTheFuture where sustainability and inclusion are simply what we do.
The whole day was a great success with in-person events at each of the universities which included talks, panels and much more. The virtual online session allowed everyone to be together to see our showcase of an inspirational showcase of female engineers, academics and staff. Everyone then took part in an interactive roundtable across all five universities.
The students, staff and attendees enjoyed the event and everyone has agreed this event is to be the first of many. It also encouraged further involvement from male and female students and staff to set up WES University Groups to further bring together people who wish to actively support and encourage student engineers from all backgrounds.
Once again Engineering Together alongside the WES Tyne & Tees Cluster has gained international interest and regional benefits!