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 three years the bursary money has been raised through an annual film night.

In 2013 WEST received funds to develop outreach work. It is now 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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05 Jan 2015

Start the new year...

…learning how to build a dry stone wall with WICAT!

  • Experienced tutors will teach you this brilliant heritage craft.
  • They’ve got gloves and some safety books. Please wear warm clothing for working outside and stout boots.
  • They will have refreshments, but you’ll need to take a packed lunch.



Sat 24 January & Sun 25 January (mixed)
Weds 28 January & Thurs 29 January (women only)
9.30am – 3.30pm


Women’s Construction Centre, Buckenham Street S4 7JQ

How much?

Cost: only £20 a day

Book at or phone and leave a message on 0114 272 5360 (staffed Mondays & Tuesdays)

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Dry stone walling at WICAT (women only) >
9.30 - 3.30 Wednesday 28 January 2015
Women's Construction Centre, Burngreave

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9.30 - 3.30 Thursday 29 January 2015
Women's Constrution Centre, Burngreave

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