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WEST free film night!

WEST free film night!

Posted on October 6, 2016 in News

MUSTANG 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%…

Save the date! (Friday 18 November)

Save the date! (Friday 18 November)

Posted on September 20, 2016 in News

Our annual film night is on Friday 18 November this year - and you are cordially invited. The film will start at 7pm at Sheffield Hallam University, and you're invited for drinks and nibbles beforehand too. We've had a bumper year for bursaries, so come along and find out about:…

Free day out at Magna!

Free day out at Magna!

Posted on July 5, 2016 in News

WEST has been working closely with the Mind the Gap project - including with our partners at Sheffield College - over the last couple of years. There are still a few places at this great fun day at Magna Science Adventure Centre on Monday 11 July, including Choice of 2…

Women’s furniture making

Women's furniture making

Posted on February 4, 2016 in News

Thinking about learning a new skill? Interested in making your own furniture? Friendly women only classes run by a skilled female tutor and staff just starting at The Sheffield College on Wednesdays, 9.30 - 3.30. Find out more Contact Anna Childs on 0114 260 2600 or anna.childs@sheffcol.ac.uk Search Furniture Making…

Last year’s BRILLIANT winners

Last year's BRILLIANT winners

Posted on November 17, 2015 in News

We were absolutely thrilled to announce not 5...not 6...not 7... but 8 WEST bursary winners last year! Our congratulations went to to Sophie, Carol, De-lanee, Christie, Chloe, Hafsah, Paula and Phoebe.  Watch their videos and interviews now. We've just launched the 2016 WEST bursaries - so if you are studying or…

Calling all tradeswomen…

Calling all tradeswomen...

Posted on November 17, 2015 in Events, News

You are cordially invited to our next Tradeswomen's Networking Event on Friday 27 November Free curry, drinks from the bar, and great company! 7.30pm, Friday 27 November The Rutland Arms, 86 Brown Street, Sheffield S1 2BS Please let Liz know if you are coming (so we can get the curry…

WEST film night!

WEST film night!

Posted on October 22, 2015 in Events, News

You are invited to our screening of the award winning Wadjda - Monday 16 November "You'd need a heart of stone not to be won over by Wadjda, a rebel yell with a spoonful of sugar." The Guardian "A girl, a bike, a small rebellion...a terrific debut." The Times "Phenomenal,…

Shauna and Cariad are electric!

Shauna and Cariad are electric!

Posted on October 21, 2015 in News

We're chuffed to report that two local women are benefiting from a campaign designed to boost the number of females working in the traditionally male dominated world of construction. Shauna Wigglesworth and Cariad Thomas-Cooke are currently studying to become electricians at The Sheffield College. Along with a third student, Geraldine Hughes, we…

Kids book launch success

Kids book launch success

Posted on October 19, 2015 in Events, News, Yes We Can! Kids Books

Thanks to everyone who came down to meet Mandy the Electrician, Kay the Plumber (that's her above) and Tracy the Bricklayer for the launch of our Yes We Can activity book. We had a fabulous time colouring in the books, and doing spot the difference and dot-to-dot with loads of local…

Calling Y11 girls!

Calling Y11 girls!

Posted on September 22, 2015 in News

Bet you've not thought about training as an electrician?! Lots of girls and women are - and there are some great jobs out there. Find out more at our electrical taster day for young women deciding what to do next. When? Monday 16 November - at the brand new Olive Grove campus…