Find Friday's programme under 'Read more'. This year's WES Virtual Student Conference explores the theme of 'Serving Society', our main theme for 2021. We will be showcasing some of the remarkable work engineers are doing to serve the societies in which they live, hearing first hand how inspirational engineers began and developed their careers, and offering a range of practical advice, tips and support for students in all disciplines. Plus networking opportunities in the lounge and a virtual exhibition!

Here's the programme for Day 2:

Day 2: Friday 26 November 2021

9:00–10:00am Welcome and Introduction to Day 2: Keynote Speaker: Chi Onwurah MP (go to 'Agenda')

10:05–10:35am Life Lessons from Engineering 4 (go to 'Agenda')

10:35–11:35am BREAK: Visit our virtual networking lounges and exhibition booths: go to Lounge and Exhibitors

11:35am–12:05pm Life Lessons from Engineering 5 (go to 'Agenda')

12:05–12:30pm BREAK: Visit our virtual networking lounges and exhibition booths: go to Lounge and Exhibitors

12:30–1:00pm Choose from:

Pursuing research (go to 'Agenda')
Maintaining motivation (go to 'Rooms')
Pivoting your career: engineering to consultancy (go to 'Rooms')

1:05–1:35pm Choose from:

Making the most of mentoring (go to 'Agenda')
Work/life balance and working part-time (go to 'Rooms')
Preparing CVs and job applications (go to 'Rooms')

1:40–2:00pm Closing session and end of Conference (go to 'Agenda'); the Lounge will also be open

Thanks to our student conference sponsors: BAE Systems, Ball Corporation, CBRE, Cityfibre, Dialog Semiconductor - A Renesas Company, and McLaren, and supporter SME Graduate Employment. 

 

Agenda

Thu, Nov 25

09:00 AM

10:05 AM

11:35 AM

12:30 PM

01:05 PM

01:40 PM

Speakers

26 Speakers

Caitlin McCall
Caitlin McCall

Advanced Research Engineer at Manufacturing Technology Centre

Karen Donaldson
Karen Donaldson

Project Manager, Robotics SuperLab at University of Edinburgh

Mara Tafadzwa Makoni
Mara Tafadzwa Makoni

Consultant at PA Consulting/AFBE

Amelia Lewis
Amelia Lewis

Performance Engineer at McLaren Racing

Kathryn Jennings
Kathryn Jennings

Senior Quantity Surveyor at CityFibre

Klara Svedberg
Klara Svedberg

Senior Director, Strategy & Transformation at Ball Beverage Packaging EMEA

Adam Parnell
Adam Parnell

Professional Registration Account Manager at Institution of Engineering and Technology

Enrica Ippoliti
Enrica Ippoliti

Plant Upgrade Project Engineering Manager at Johnson Matthey

Nikita Hari
Nikita Hari

Engineering Academic at Dyson Institute of Engineering and Technology

Paula McMahon
Paula McMahon

Structures Engineer at Sir Robert McAlpine

Helen Famodimu
Helen Famodimu

City of Wolverhampton College

Caroline Devaney
Caroline Devaney

Senior Engineer at Mott MacDonald

Chi Onwurah
Chi Onwurah

Labour MP for Newcastle upon Tyne, Central Shadow Minister Digital, Science & Technology

Maria Sabatini
Maria Sabatini

Digital Signal Processing (DSP) Engineering Manager at Dialog Semiconductor – A Renesas Company

Liz Johnson
Liz Johnson

Account Director at CBRE

Helena Dodd
Helena Dodd

Imperial College London

Courtney Depala
Courtney Depala

Executive Support Specialist at National Grid

Blessing Danha
Blessing Danha

Ankura

Imisi Joseph
Imisi Joseph

Verification Engineer at JLR

Andrea Pearson
Andrea Pearson

Technical Operations Manager at FUJIFILM Diosynth Biotechnologies

Gaynor Baldwin
Gaynor Baldwin

HR Director at SSI Services

Hua Dong
Hua Dong

Professor and Head of Design School at Brunel University

Susan Robson
Susan Robson

Principal Consultant/Trustee and Board Member at National Grid/Women's Engineering Society

Elizabeth Donnelly
Elizabeth Donnelly

Chief Executive Officer at Women's Engineering Society

Larissa Suzuki
Larissa Suzuki

Head of Data and AI Practice at Google Cloud

Farai Mwashita
Farai Mwashita

International Project Engineer at CBRE

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Ball Corporation

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CBRE

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CityFibre

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Dialog Semiconductor

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McLaren Racing

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BAE Systems

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SME Graduate Employment

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WES Early Careers Board

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WES Virtual Student Conference

Nov 25 - 26, 2021