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Call out for participants for International Women in Engineering Day (INWED)

In anticipation of International Women in Engineering Day (INWED) on 23 June we are looking for undergraduates, postgraduates and staff to take part in the activities around this year’s theme of ‘Engineering Heroes’:

The deadline for registering your interest in any of the below activities is Friday 4 June, 12 noon.

Promotional Videos

Marketing & Advancement are creating a series of videos across the three Engineering Schools from those who identify as female students, academics and researchers explaining who their female engineering heroes are and why.

We would also like to include video content from identifying male students or members of staff either explaining who their female engineering heroes are and why, or what they do to champion females in engineering. We want to show how supportive the Loughborough family is, and how regardless of your background, Loughborough is a place where students can thrive and become successful engineers of the future.

This content will be created over the next 3 weeks, to be used on social media platforms such as Facebook/Twitter/Instagram/LinkedIn. The form will take no more than 2 minutes to complete, and the clip will be no longer than 30 seconds.

Women in Engineering Panel Discussion

A lunch-time panel session on 23 June will focus on ‘life outside the office’. We are looking for approximately 5 members of staff who identify as female to be on a panel chaired by Dr Ksenia Chmutina, to answer questions on their non-academic life achievements and challenges.

This aims to openly discuss how non-academic achievements are perceived around an engineering career and how they can tailor work-related interests too.

More details will be released on how to attend this event as an audience member in due course, but we would like this to facilitate an open discussion on the diversity of what life looks like for a female engineer.

If you would like to participate as a panel member, please complete the form below to register your interest. The form will take no longer than 1 minute to complete and the panel session will be between 60-90 minutes in length.

Case Study Creation

Across the Engineering and Design Schools, we want to build a collection of case studies that showcase students and staff in engineering disciplines who identify as female, to promote their interests, hopes and aspirations for their journey in engineering.

These will form part of an initial portfolio of Women in Engineering across campus that we will continue to grow to showcase to make research and engineering aspirations more accessible. Loughborough University Women’s Engineering Society will also promote these through their relevant channels.

To get involved, please complete the form and provide a photo that you would like to accompany the media. Please note, that this is an ongoing project so if not featured for INWED, case studies will still be created and shared by departments and online so that others can find out about your interests and aspirations. The form should take around 20-30 minutes to complete, which includes time to consider answers to inspiration and achievement questions.

More information will be released about INWED in due course, but for now this is an open call for those who would like to get involved with some of the content on the day.