Women in Engineering Conference 2019

Women in Engineering Conference 2019

This is a past event

For girls aged 15-17

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. The conference is being run in partnership with St Margaret’s School for Girls and generously sponsored by BP and supported by Skills Development Scotland. The conference will provide a wonderful opportunity to explore engineering both in a university setting and in the workplace. Staying in halls of residence 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 time with female engineers. A visit to BP North Sea headquarters in Aberdeen will also allow participants to interact with engineers in the workplace.  The organisers have a long standing commitment to Widening Access to Higher Education and encourage students from all backgrounds to apply.

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

Time  Events
Monday, 29 July 2019 

Participants arrive and register at the University of Aberdeen, School of Engineering Fraser Noble Building.


Ice breaker, engineering team challenge and choice of activities at Aberdeen Hillhead Accommodation.

Tuesday, 30 July 2019 


Visit to BP North Sea headquarters to meet industry professionals.


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

Wednesday, 31 July 2019 


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


Applications now open

There are 45 places available at this conference. Candidates will be selected on the basis of their application and a school reference. Application deadline Friday 29 March 2019.   


Some comments from delegates after attending last year’s Women in Engineering Conference

“I have gained confidence in pursuing engineering in higher education and as a career choice and learnt more about different routes and opportunities studying engineering at University.”

“I have realised just how integrated all fields of engineering are with each other and with the wider working community.  I’ve realised that this is absolutely a career which I want to pursue in the future.”


Video of last year’s conference

Hosted by
University of Aberdeen, School of Engineering
Fraser Noble Building

Dr Israel Osofero

Ms Zaib Ahmed