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International Women in Engineering Event

We are delighted to announce our 2022 International Women in Engineering Day event and we hope you can join us.

Wednesday 27th April, 13:00–15:00
Great Hall, Sutherland Building, City Campus

For staff: please register here

For students: please register here

If any issues registering, please email

Everyone is welcome to attend! We’d love for you to join us in celebrating students and staff who identify as women with experience of working in or studying engineering.  

Our event celebrates women in engineering in the region’s five universities (Newcastle, Northumbria, Sunderland, Teesside, and Durham).  Help us continue building a student community that shows solidarity, breaks down barriers, works within a collaborative space, and highlights the work and achievements of women to others.

Event schedule

13:00–14:00 Northumbria University event.

A chance to network with staff and students, hear from speakers with different engineering perspectives, and share your thoughts on the future of engineering. Refreshments will be provided.

14:00–15:00 Multi-university event. Live online session.

We will be joined virtually by students and colleagues from the other four universities. Elizabeth Donnelly, WES (Women’s Engineering Society) CEO, will open this part of the event which includes a video showreel and a panel discussion. Gain further insights and ask questions about engineering in the wider context.

Student video competition

We invite all students who identify as women, with experience of working in or studying any area of engineering including computer science, to make a short video, addressing one or more of the questions below. A selection of the videos will be showcased during the event. There will be a £100 prize for the best entry and the first 10 submissions will also receive a £10 gift card. Submission deadline: 18th April 2022. 

  1. Who or what supported or inspired you to choose engineering?
  2. How do you think engineering changes the world for the better?
  3. What does invention or innovation mean to you?
  4. Who do you think is the greatest women inventor or innovator in engineering to date?

You can either use slides or talk directly to camera. The video recording must not exceed two minutes.  Read through our selfie video guide before you get started. You can either record on your own mobile device or laptop or visit the CIS Hub on campus to record using professional equipment (email Christina to arrange this.).  

Read full eligibility and upload your video here

We look forward to meeting you! 

Best wishes
Research and Innovation Services

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