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Women in Engineering

Women in STEM event, January 2020. Female engineers chatting at a stall. Women in Engineering Network

Women in Engineering Network

The Department of Engineering Science is committed to advancing women’s education and career prospects in Engineering

The Women in Engineering (WiE) network was established in the Department of Engineering Science in 2012 with the intention of organising talks, social events, career development events and other networking activities (for all members of the department). Membership of this group consists of postdoctoral research assistants, postgraduate students, undergraduate students and other academic staff.

Over the years, it has evolved into a dynamic, supportive community of women engineers across many disciplines and career stages. We also work closely with the Department to raise issues relevant to gender diversity within the Department. 

Relaunch of the WiE Network

March 2021

Do you want hear about the relaunch of the Women in Engineering organization and the role the Oxford e-Research Centre is playing in that? Listen to the interview with Prof. Susanna Sansone, associate director of the Oxford e-research centre, and Maitha Al Shimmari, the new president of WiE.

Three students in lab coats looking at a machine

Outreach activities

The Department of Engineering Science is committed to encouraging women to study engineering, and to attracting talented undergraduate applicants who reflect the diversity of the UK population.

We have a dynamic and successful Outreach programme, led by our Access & Alumni Officer, designed to explain what engineering is and to encourage more female students to study engineering, particularly at Oxford.

We form and maintain active external links with schools, University colleges and industry to further these aims.


RT @SpringerNature: Applications are now open for the 2021 Nature Research Awards for Inspiring Women in Science. These awards acknowledge…

The Amazon Future Engineer Bursary 2021 aims to support women A-level/BTEC/OCR/Scottish Equivalent students who wish to study computer science or other engineering related courses. If you or someone you know is interested please find the details here:

An event to mark 100 years since women were formally admitted as students to Oxford. Listen to the panel discussion moderated by @reetacbbc next Wednesday 19th May.

RT @SusannaASansone: Join our @WIEOxford member mailing list!!! ⬇️ #WomanInEngineering #oxford