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Women in Engineering programme

All of our female Engineering students are invited to join our Women in Engineering programme.

You'll benefit from professional mentoring, networking opportunities and priority access to industry talks, all while being part of a community of like-minded women who champion gender diversity in the workplace.

Join today to find out what it's like to work as an engineer and make valuable connections.

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Why join the Women in Engineering programme?

Find out more about the Women in Engineering programme.

  • Regular meet ups: An opportunity to be part of our female engineering student community. This group will be led by Dr Jennifer Martay, Senior Lecturer in our Faculty of Science and Engineering.
  • Skills workshops: Employer led events and skills workshops designed to inspire and empower and to educate the wider ARU community. This will include events run by ARU and organisations such as WES and WISE.
  • Mentoring: We will connect you with a professional mentor who will wort with you to identify and achieve your goals.
  • Exposure to industry: Bespoke support to gain industry experience through internships, placements, insight days and other employer led initiatives.

  • Connect with your ARU community
  • Meet inspiring role models
  • Enhance your career readiness
  • Grow your professional network
  • Share and educate
  • Achieve your goals

How to join

If you're a current ARU student, you can join the Women in Engineering programme by filling in our online application form.

We'll do our best to match you with a mentor. If you're assigned a mentor, you'll be required to complete online orientation activities before being introduced.

You'll then complete five one-to-one meetings with your mentor, keeping a brief record on our online Mentoring at ARU programme. Finally, there will be short debrief activities to complete the programme.

Become a mentor

We're looking for women working in all areas of engineering to mentor our students. You'll be required to hold five one-to-one meetings with your mentee, for which you'll receive training and a framework guide from us.

Mentoring at ARU introduces university students to professionals in industry. Volunteering as a mentor allows you to make a difference to students’ lives by providing them with the confidence to get started with preparing for their careers.

Mentoring is an opportunity to share your knowledge and experience, while getting to know the workforce of the future.

To register your interest in becoming a mentor, email Katie Johnson (née Smith) at [email protected].

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