Chair shares leadership messages for a more diverse future

Our Chair Paula got to speak at two great events this month spreading multiple positive messages about inclusion and diversity.


As a Women in Construction Ambassador Paula said “I look forward to when our diverse workforce reflects the society we serve. We will then be in a better position to solve tomorrows problems for the betterment of everyone”.

An on site art display was viewed by thousands and available online Paula McMahon – London Build 2022 (

At the event Paula closed the DIVERSITY & INCLUSION STAGE – London Build 2022 ( on a panel discussing the importance of mentoring and leadership.


Speaking at this virtual event to students to help them developing their leadership skills

What future will you leave me?

We discussed the question which is on the minds of many young people. Watch it here.

Huge thanks to our chair and panellists from the north of England and west of Scotland.

Panel Chair: Richard McGuckin, Director of Town Centres Investment, Stockton on Tees Borough Council


   Tees Valley Panellist 1 – Helena Keane, Middlesbrough College

   Tees Valley Panellist 2 – Chloe Armstrong, Middlesbrough College

   Glasgow Panellist 1 – Sharon-Lee Bow, Graduate Town Planner

   Glasgow Panellist 2 – Sophie Coffey, University of Strathclyde

   Glasgow Panellist 3 – Rebekah Clark, West College Scotland

Mentioning the unmentionable; menopause!

At Engineering Together we have never been shy in talking about difficult subjects.

Working in collaboration with the Women’s Engineering Society and ICE North East we gathered some great speakers.

This event draws on personal experiences from women in STEM. We were delighted to have Lauren Chiren from Women of a Certain Stage as an expert host.

To date this was our only SOLD OUT event and our most watched YouTube.

Check it out at

Together we have one voice: City Design

Our series continues with City Design for tomorrow brought to you in collaboration with After the Pandemic.

Like all in this series we were lucky to have a Tees Valley location blended with online presence, recorded to watch online.

Thanks to our chair and panellist who provided much food for thought.

Panel Chair: Denise McGuckin, Managing Director, Hartlepool Borough Council

– Ruby Kennedy, Prior Pursglove College
– Vince Moratalla, Prior Pursglove College
– Bijoy Jose, Civil and Structural Engineering student, Teesside University
– Brandon Calder, Engineers Without Borders (EWB), University of Strathclyde

Going in Circles

The first of our Together we have a Voice series in collaboration with After The Pandemic.

Watch Going in circles where our students from the Tees valley and Glasgow talk about their frustrations about wastefulness whilst thinking about solutions through the circular economy.

Thanks to our panel chairs and panellists….

Panel Chair: Christine Thomas FRSA, Chief Executive Building Self-Belief

– Alice Allen, Stockton Sixth Form (with help from staff members Sam Matthews and Lauren Greenwood)
– Subarna Sivashanmugam, PhD Student, Teesside University
– Greg Walker, Co-President of Engineers Without Borders (EWB), University of Strathclyde

Some key take away messages….

Stockton-on-Tees Big Green Week

The Engineering Together team were delighted to get very involved with our local Great Big Green Week. Working with Cultivate Tees Valley, Sir Robert McAlpine, Climate Action North and Primary Voices we put on and helped with the following events….

  • SOTGBGW logo competition judging where we were pleased to select a winner from some strong entries
  • We helped set the daily questions for a daily prize of Lottie books
  • Our stall at the Ropner Park Autumn Food Festival helped tell people about the oceans and plastic pollution
  • Our Choices Assembly at Harewood Primary School told students about careers and everyday climate actions
  • Engineering Education saw Sir Robert McAlpine deliver some constriction materials for a construction play area and some told to help the staff and students tend the garden at Oxbridge Nursery School
  • As well as helping award the SOTGBGW logo competition winner we gave a School Assembly at Bader Primary School
  • And finally, we helped Groundworks at their Recycle, reuse and build a train in Stockton High Street

It was quite a week where we helped spread positive messages about careers in engineering, climate and nature.

Our website hits 5000 views

We are pleased to say we continue to have reached this great milestone.  Not only do we have increased numbers but as have also had great ideas and feedback from quite a few including Lilly, Zane, Allie and Maddie.

But of course none of this would be possible without our website sponsors MAADigital.

Keep checking back in as the website gets things added as they come to our attention and of course we share great news on the exciting things happening in STEM 😊