We are delighted that our Climate Champion Julie Harrison is leading the way. She is not only a Love Hartlepool Leader who is determined to put Hartlepool on the map, a longstanding climate activist, an entrepreneur, business owner and STEM educator.
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!
Collaborating with others and helping everyone reach their potential is what we do at Engineering Together. In and around International Womens Day we love to turn the spotlight onto our female members in order to help #BreakTheBias.
Our group get involved in lots of different events showcasing engineering and challenging perceptions . Here are but a couple of examples of events we took part in alongside many other greats from the Tees Valley and beyond….
Informal get togethers, supporting and mentoring each other and shouting bout mentoring and apprenticeships (pictured)
Including everyone and working together are important to our Engineering Together group. We showcased our people and our work in many ways for British Science Week.
We visited many different schools and organisations in person and virtually with a focus on ‘growth’ this years theme. EngTog members part took in many of the events which helped the WES Tyne and Tees Cluster reach hugely impressive student numbers.
Challenging the current systems is what we need to do to accelerate change. We discussed education with students from a variety of establishments if they thought their education would help towards a greener future.
Watch our event to hear form our panel chair and panellists…
Panel Chair: Zoe Lewis, Principal Middlesbrough College
Tees Valley Panellist 1 – Chloe Armstrong, Middlesbrough College
Tees Valley Panellist 2 – Mia Burton, Middlesbrough College
Glasgow Panellist 1 – Zoe Branford, University of Strathclyde
Glasgow Panellist 2 – Shauna Thomson, University of Glasgow
Glasgow Panellist 3 – Kyle Prele, West College Scotland – Glasgow
Glasgow Panellist 4 – Millie Law, Falkirk High School via Liam Mason