Aeronautical and Automotive Engineering


12 Dec 2022

Loughborough colleagues and students celebrate women in engineering at the Women in Aerospace 2022 event

3 AAE students at an awards ceremony

Hosted by the ESPRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Future Propulsion and Power, an exciting partnership that brings together Loughborough, Cambridge and Oxford universities, the ceremony was attended by Loughborough academics Dr Helen Brocklehurst and Dr Cat Gardner and students Vivienne Robert, Joanna Rimmington, Poppy Howe, Olivia Tomlinson and Ashley van Bruygom.

The event provides an opportunity for women from varying backgrounds, disciplines and careers to discuss the importance of diversity in the aviation industry and how it can help transform the sector into one that works better for people and the planet.

Ashley van Bruygom, a second year PhD student at Loughborough University, speaks about the event:

“It was a privilege to be surrounded by so many incredible women at a wide range of stages in their careers. This event highlights the importance of providing women with the opportunity to talk about pressures on the industry, the space to speak about their personal experiences, and the occasion to discuss how we can re-write the dialogue surrounding women and being a woman in aviation.”