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2021 WEST bursaries

Posted on April 26, 2021 in News, WEST Bursary

Girls and women! Studying or training for a job in science, technology, engineering or the built environment? Want up to £500 to help you out? Then apply for a WEST bursary now! Flexible small grants that can pay for fees, equipment, transport and childcare For women living and training in…

Carterknowle Juniors – Pyramid Slingshots

Carterknowle Juniors - Pyramid Slingshots

Posted on December 9, 2020 in News

We visited Carterknowle Junior school in November, taking a female STEM volunteer from the Sheffield Hallam University Mechanical Engineering course to work with their Y5’s, informing them what WEST does and why STEM is an important, fun and interesting subject and a possible career choice for everyone. We built pyramid…

New Primary Outreach Activities

New Primary Outreach Activities

Posted on November 9, 2020 in News, Yes We Can! Kids Books

On the 2nd November we took a female STEM volunteer from the Sheffield Hallam University Aerospace Engineering course into Limpsfield school to work with their Y5’s, informing them what WEST does and why STEM is an important, fun and interesting subject and a possible career choice for everyone. We devised…

2020 WEST Bursaries Postponed

Posted on May 6, 2020 in News, WEST Bursary

Due to the Covid19 lockdown and with colleges and schools closed, WEST has no option but to postpone bursary applications for this year. We will provide an update once schools and colleges are open again.

WEST Fundraiser: Dance and Feast Extravaganza

WEST Fundraiser: Dance and Feast Extravaganza

Posted on July 8, 2019 in Events, News, WEST Bursary

A Great Big Thanks to all our Dancers, our Chefs, our helpers and our fantastic audience for our recent Fundraiser special. We raised over £750 for this event...the first time we have run something a bit different! Audience response was magnificent, the dancing was brilliant and everyone liked the variety…

Hope Tech trip

Hope Tech trip

Posted on June 3, 2017 in News

A massive thanks to everyone who took part in our trip to Hope Tech -  the world leading bike components factory. Working with Sheffield College, we successfully inspired a group of female students about engineering. Four current and two former female engineering students from the Olive Grove engineering centre buddied…

Yes We Did!

Yes We Did!

Posted on March 9, 2017 in Events, News, Yes We Can! Kids Books

Thanks to everyone who came and celebrated the launch of Yes We Can Too! Our second kids activity book is for girls and boys aged 7 - 9  and includes cartoons, puzzles, and activities built around the real life characters of the six women above (left to right): Sarah-Louise, the design…

Celebrate International Women’s Day

Celebrate International Women's Day

Posted on February 17, 2017 in Events, News, Yes We Can! Kids Books

...with us this Wednesday 8 March! You are invited to the launch of our brilliant new kids’ activity book featuring six real-life and inspiring women engineers Pick up free copies of this excellent and engaging book aimed at girls and boys aged 7 - 9 Meet Terri the Civil Engineer,…

Calling primary school teachers

Calling primary school teachers

Posted on January 27, 2017 in Events, News, Yes We Can! Kids Books

... and anyone else interested in getting girls and boys interested in engineering! You are invited to the launch of our brilliant new kids’ activity book featuring six real-life and inspiring women engineers Pick up free copies of this excellent and engaging book aimed at girls and boys aged 7…

Yay! 2016 bursary winners

Yay! 2016 bursary winners

Posted on November 19, 2016 in News, WEST Bursary

We are extremely chuffed to announce our bumper crop of 25 brilliant bursary winners for 2016! 11 WEST bursaries - including Ayesha Ahmed (pictured) - see their videos and read their stories 12 new bursaries to female engineering students at Sheffield Hallam University - thanks to funding from Alcoa 2 NICEIC…