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International Women in Engineering Day Outreach Event


Department of Engineering Science, Thom Building

Date & Time

Thursday 23 Jun 2022 9:30 - Thursday 23 Jun 2022 16:00


Female* sixth form students

To celebrate International Women in Engineering Day 2022, we are inviting female* sixth form students to Oxford to learn about the subject of Engineering Science. This event will take place from 09:30-16:00, Thursday 23 June at the Department of Engineering Science, Thom Building.

On the day you will get the opportunity to explore a subject not usually taught at schools through various activities, such as:

  • Hearing about current research and cutting-edge engineering solutions from some of our active female engineering researchers
  • Taking part in a hands-on engineering workshop
  • Speaking to leading engineer Dr Anita Sengupta in an exclusive Q&A session before she gives this year’s Maurice Lubbock Memorial Lecture

You will then be able to join the main department’s celebratory high tea event and interact with our Women in Engineering network to round off the day’s activities.

Students will also get the opportunity to visit an Oxford College and take part in the “My Skills, My Life” future careers workshop.

Apply for this event here

There are only limited spaces available on this event and completing an application form does not guarantee you a space. Successful applicants will be notified of their space on the event after the application closing date, 4pm Friday 17 June 2022. Please note that you must be studying both Maths and Physics at A-Level in order to attend this event. Priority will be given to students from a disadvantaged background (based on school and postcode measures).

Rough programme for the day

09:30 – Arrival and registration

10:00 – Introduction and “What is Engineering?”

10:30 – Flash talks by our female engineers

11:15 – Engineering workshop

12:30 – College visit and lunch

13:30 – My Skills, My Life workshop

14:15 – Q&A with Dr Anita Sengupta

15:00 – Afternoon Tea

16:00 – Finish


*This event is open to students who identify as female or non-binary