Women in Engineering conference

Girls aged 15-17 from schools across the UK are invited to apply for a fully funded place at this unique residential conference, hosted by the University of Aberdeen, which will provide a wonderful opportunity to explore engineering both in a university setting and in the workplace.

Staying in halls of residence and supervised by experienced teachers, successful applicants will benefit from a travel bursary and a highly interactive programme rich with hands-on activities and face-to-face contact with female engineers.

A visit to the Integrated Operations Centre at Chevron’s headquarters in Aberdeen will also allow participants to interact with engineers working on and offshore.

The detailed programme of events is still to be confirmed but a draft of the general outline of the conference is as follows:


AM Participants arrive and register between 9am and 11am at the University of Aberdeen accommodation reception.

PM Ice breaker, engineering team challenge and choice of sport activities at Aberdeen Sports Village.


AM Chevron site visit including welcome breakfast with Chevron Upstream Europe Managing Director Greta Lydecker, speed mentoring with female engineers and visits to integrated operations centre and emergency response room.

PM Engineering team challenge with academics from University of Aberdeen, keynote speech and formal dinner.


AM Engineering career talks from female engineers, postgraduate and undergraduate students and academics. Team presentations. Depart at 12pm.

Application now open

  • Only 50 places available
  • Candidates will be selected on basis of application and school reference
  • Apply before Wednesday 24th January 2018

See Dr Ness for further details or visit www.abdn.ac.uk/engineering/events/12427  to apply