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Sparky women!

Sparky women!

Posted on June 30, 2015 in Events, News

Thanks to the group of 12 women interested in finding out more about becoming an electrician who attended our free taster day at Sheffield College this week. We set it up to coincide with National Women in Engineering Day. The women gained insight into the sector, and had a go at practical sessions involving wiring a 2-way…

WEST 2015 bursaries closed

WEST 2015 bursaries closed

Posted on June 30, 2015 in News, WEST Bursary

Our annual small grants to encourage women studying or training for  a job in science, technology, engineering, and the built environment have just closed. For women in Yorkshire, Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire Aged 16 and over Studying or training for jobs and careers that are usually done - or expected to…

Career with a spark!

Career with a spark!

Posted on May 7, 2015 in News

Are you looking for a new career? More and more women and girls are training to become electricians. Maybe you are thinking of returning to work, or want a whole new change in career? Maybe you are a Y11 girl who hasn't decided what to do next year? A job in…

Watch this space for bursaries…

Watch this space for bursaries...

Posted on March 24, 2015 in News, WEST Bursary

We'll be launching WEST's 2015 bursaries in May. Sign up for our enews (just put your email in the Get Updated box on the right!) or contact us to keep up to date. Meanwhile you can see the stories of the seven winners for 2014, including Karline Symes (pictured). Karline was studying…

Great event with free pizza!

Great event with free pizza!

Posted on March 2, 2015 in Events, News

7pm, Friday 20 March! We're holding a  fabulous evening for local tradeswomen this March. Tired of hard labour and being out in the cold? Hear what it’s like to teach the trades Find out about possible jobs at Sheffield College Most importantly – a chance to socialise and network Beer…

Welding girls video!

Welding girls video!

Posted on March 2, 2015 in News

What a great day we all had! See our great video of Sheffield school girls learning chocolate welding, spot welding and programming robots! All with help and support from female engineering students at The Sheffield College - Carly, Megan, Alex, Ayesha, Delaney and Shania.  Thanks everyone! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ek2DLJpmM-c  

Meg Munn says Yes We Can!

Meg Munn says Yes We Can!

Posted on March 2, 2015 in Events, News

Friday 13 March, 4pm - 6pm Room 941, Centre for Science Education, 9th floor Owen Building, Sheffield Hallam University S1 1WB Join Pat Morton and a panel of women - including brilliant handywoman Laura Birchenough - who work and study in jobs and careers not traditionally associated with girls and women, like construction,…

Start the new year…

Start the new year...

Posted on January 5, 2015 in News

...learning how to build a dry stone wall with WICAT. NEW DATES - and now it's free! 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…

WI try furniture making

WI try furniture making

Posted on October 19, 2014 in News

The Madskilz group of Seven Hills Women's Institute had a great time at the Women's Furniture Making Workshop recently. At the taster session, organised by Anna Childs from the workshop and WEST, they used pillar drills and sanding machines to make some cracking shelves. There may still be places on the…

WEST film night!

WEST film night!

Posted on October 17, 2014 in News

Please join us for our annual fundraising film night. This year we're showing the amazing, Oscar-winning 20 Feet from Stardom. The film follows the behind-the-scenes of backup singers and stars Darlene Love, Judith Hill, Merry Clayton, Lisa Fischer, Táta Vega, and Jo Lawry, As well as brilliant music and stunning singing, it also touches on…