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 Jun 2017

SHU students help WEST!

This year’s crop of bursary winners funded by Alcoa through Sheffield Hallam University have been helping us get our message out to schools and communities.

With thanks to Katrina and Kohila for their hard work at the Moor Markets during Sheffield Science Week. They were brilliant at engaging with people about their love for engineering – and all the opportunities it offers to both girls and boys.

Hannah came out to Beighton Primary School with us, and wowed the pupils with her talk about studying aeronautical engineering at Sheffield Hallam University – including flyer her mini drone around the classroom!

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