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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21 Sep 2017

Cash for SHU female engineers!

  • Are you a female engineering undergraduate at Sheffield Hallam University?
  • Do you need little bit of cash to help you with your studies?

Apply now for a WEST/Alcoa bursary!

  • Small grants of up to £100 each
  • Flexible money to pay for a range of course-related items (for example, equipment, travel, books etc)
  • Women studying all engineering undergraduate degrees
  • Simple application form


Wednesday 1 November, 5pm


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(photo shows Katrina Love, one of last year’s WEST/Alcoa bursary winners)


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WEST film and awards night >
5pm (refreshments); 6pm (film - Hidden Figures ) and awards Thursday 23 November 2017
Sheffield Hallam University, Stoddart Building, Arundel Gate, Sheffield S1 2ND

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