The WEST Fund was established in memory of Ros Wall who was instrumental in setting up a range of local and national projects to encourage women and girls to take up careers in non-traditional roles in Science, Engineering, Technology and the Built Environment.

WEST is a voluntary organisation based in Sheffield and run by a group of trustees who have been involved in this area since the 1980s. Every year WEST makes small bursaries to offer practical support to women and girls who are learning or working in a non-traditional role or would like to do start to do this. For the last five years the bursary money has been raised through an annual film night.

Since 2013 WEST has also been working with three partners and other organisations to encourage girls and women in Sheffield to get involved in subjects and careers that they might not usually consider.

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06 Oct 2016

WEST free film night!


Critically acclaimed and award winning Turkish language drama about five young sisters imprisoned by their grandmother as punishment for their perceived flirtatious behaviour, and to keep them unsullied for their future husbands. Certificate 15.

“Gripping” 5 stars – The Guardian

“Delivers a bracing – and thoroughly timely – message” – 98% Rotten Tomatoes

  • Oscar nominated: Best Foreign Language film
  • Golden Globe nominated: Best Foreign Language film
  • Cannes Film Festival award winner
  • Cesar Award winner in 4 categories

See the trailer for Mustang.

Friday 18 November 2016

@ Sheffield Hallam University City Campus S1 1WB

  • 5pm Refreshments – room 222, level 2, Owen Building
  • 6pm WEST bursary awards and film – The Void cinema

Tickets are free, open to all. Donations to WEST’s bursary fund welcome!

Spaces are limited so please book:

  • (with ‘FILM’ in the title)
  • text 07941 141126

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