The WES Annual Student Conference heads to Manchester

The WES Annual Student Conference is right around the corner, and we want to connect everyone with the women engineers who are making a difference to the world we live in.

The event on November 25th, 2022, is being held at the Museum of Science and Industry in Manchester. The face-to-face day includes keynote talks, workshops and an exhibition. It will then be followed by a week of online sessions including interview skills and budget management.

The event is run by the Women’s Engineering Society and will bring students, career engineers and industry experts together, to help the next generation of female engineers learn key skills such as mastering presentations and how to network and gain insight from those in the industry.

Sponsored by McLaren Racing, Jaguar Land Rover and CBRE this is an unmissable opportunity for those at the start of their careers to network with influential experts from across the industry, and to find out more about the engineering organisations they could end up working for.

Tickets cost £95, this includes attendance to the face-to-face day, all refreshments, entry to the museum, all the online workshops (including access to the recordings afterwards) and a free year’s membership of the women’s engineering society.

Key industry experts to appear at WES Student Conference 2022

We are excited to reveal several key industry leaders and expert speakers, including:

Camilla Hattersley, Interface Manager, Siemens Crossrail Project

We are delighted to have Camilla Hattersley as our keynote speaker for the WES Student Conference for 2022. A few years ago, Camilla was studying at Glasgow University and training full-time as a professional swimmer and went on to compete at two Commonwealth Games.

Fast forward to today, and she is working for Siemens, transferring her skills in the pool, to a life and a career as an engineer.

Krystina Pearson-Rampeearee, Multi-Award-Winning Chartered Aerospace Engineer at BAE Systems

Krystina is a multi-award-winning Chartered Engineer and STEM Ambassador who works as a Senior Flight Systems Engineer at BAE Systems and owns her small business, AviateHer.

She studied Aerospace Systems Engineering at the University of the West of England, after being inspired by an airshow when she was in school. As there was a lack of visible females when she was studying early on in her career, she is passionate about encouraging and inspiring more young girls to consider STEM careers.

Kathryn Tigue, Partner Manager at WES

WES’ very own Partner Manager Kathryn is an experienced wellness and resilience coach. She started her career as a Health Trainer in the local community but is now a Wellness and Resilience Coach. Kathryn is passionate about supporting women with self-development to gain confidence, self-worth and develop wellness strategies to support their whole well-being.

In her session, Kathryn will support you to reflect and build resilience, learn to value yourself and believe in your abilities to achieve your future success, with the support of learning more about your Whole Wellness Elements with take away strategies to support you beyond the session.

Professor Vince Pizzoni, Professor in Chemical and Environmental Engineering at Nottingham University

Professor Vince Pizzoni has a portfolio career in international business, academia, executive search and career coaching and business mentoring. Alongside an engineering background, he spans the whole career lifecycle from school to university, executive and board level, and has made it his mission in life to inspire, motivate and mentor future generations into STEM/Engineering careers of whom many are women.

With 30 years’ global business experience incorporating executive management and board positions in blue chip companies including ExxonMobil, Suez, V. Ships, Nalco and P&G, Vince has led teams in over 60 countries, winning the prestigious Chairman’s Award as the highest performing global GM.

Poster Competition – What will our world look like in 30 years?

As part of the WES Student Conference, we are running a poster competition where we are asking all students and apprentices: what will our world look like in 30 years? We want entrants to choose an invention or innovation that has the potential to change the world and describe its impact on life in 2050.

For the best entry, we are offering a year’s worth of free access to MentorLoop and all winners will be invited to present their poster at one of the Virtual Student Conference sessions.

All entries must be in by 4pm on Wednesday 16th November with entries to be sent to in PDF format.

A Historic venue for a historic event – The Manchester Science and Industry Museum

The Manchester Science and Industry Museum is the fantastic venue for the WES Student Conference for 2022 and it’s a location that allows attendees to explore a range of exhibitions and galleries.

The Student Conference itself will provide attendees with a variety of programmes including talks, panels, workshops, as well as future roadmaps for career and development pathways. But the venue itself is also a great visit in-between events and is well worth making time to explore its rich history and displays.

Key Information

  • WES Student Conference
  • November 25th, 2022
  • 10.00 – 16.30
  • The Science and Industry Museum, Manchester

Tickets are priced at: £95.00 pp – General Admission

£85.00 pp – WES Student Member/WES Member rate

Register now for the WES Student Conference in a place dedicated to inspiration, ideas, and innovation. With insightful speakers from key positions within the industry, networking opportunities, a wonderful venue and so much more, we’re sure you’ll agree it’s going to be an event not to miss out on.