Women in Engineering

Women in Engineering Group

The Women in Engineering Group is a new group to bring together undergraduates, postgraduates, researchers and staff. We aim to support women through informal mentoring and networking to promote your professional development. The events will occur once per term.

The first event will take place on Wednesday 7th March in George Fox LT3 from 2pm to 4pm with external speaker Jenny Roberts. Jenny is a mechatronic engineer, currently working for Gaist Solutions on BridgeCat, a mobile bridge inspection system designed to inspect and re-open bridges more quickly after flooding has occurred.

Jenny will talk about her career as a mechanical engineer and about her passion to work on projects that benefit people, including designing safety devices, playground equipment and disabled aids. 

Meet our Staff and Students

Find out more about some of our female engineers and their experiences of and motivations for working in engineering. We hope that you will find their profiles of interest and will help you to understand a bit more about what we do, why we do it, and why engineering is such a great career choice.

Dr Sarah Green

Dr Sarah Green

"The work of an engineer is varied and intellectually stimulating. I can recommend engineering as a career choice for anyone with a curious mind and a willingness to learn."

Dr Vesna Najdanovic

Dr Vesna Najdanovic

"In my up-to-date career, I have never regretted my decision, feeling very satisfied with being a chemical engineer. It is a path that brought so many opportunities, including travelling around the world and collaborating with people from diverse backgrounds."

Anita Crompton

Anita Crompton

"My father was an engineer and I have always had an interest in how things work. After working in education for several years, and a period of self-employment, I decided to change career and returned to university as a mature student."

Hajir Al Hamrashdi

Hajir Al Hamrashdi

"The main goal of this proof-of-concept study is to design a system that is capable of detecting simultaneously neutron and gamma ray sources with high efficiency and high spatial resolution."

Sam Pitman

Sam Pitman

"I have always been fascinated by how things work, how things are made, and why. I am creative and I love to build things and get my hands dirty!"

Miriam Colling

Miriam Colling

"The project that I am working on now is very exciting: designing a free electron laser (FEL) machine for industrial applications.”