A Celebration of National Women in Engineering Day – 23rd June

To celebrate National Women in Engineering Day, the School of Engineering and the Built Environment at Edinburgh Napier University are acknowledging the achievements of their female students, staff and alumni.  Click on a photo below to see their story:

Emily                                  Patricia crop

Emily Alfred, Transport Scotland      Patricia Benitez, WSP Parsons Brinckerhoff


Lourdes                            PhD Students

Lourdes Alwis, Lecturer, SEBE                        A conversation with PhD Students


Kate                                       Nessrine

Kate Durkacz, Lecturer, SEBE                     Nessrine Aili, recent SEBE graduate


Zane                                 Sissy

Zane Kalnina,  VPM, Latvia                    An interview with female staff from SEBE


Laura Kelly                                Donna Gibbons (002)

Laura Kelly, Fairhurst                                 Donna Gibbons, AMEY Birmingham



Michelle Broadbent, JLL, Darwin, Australia

‘A conversation with PhD Students’ was filmed and edited by Karlie Simmonds who will be starting her final year on the BA Television programme here at Edinburgh Napier University. If you wish to see more of her work visit: www.theswagguide.com     https://www.youtube.com/c/Theswagguide

Edinburgh Napier University holds an Athena SWAN bronze award, which was awarded in April 2015. The award recognises and reflects their work on gender equality and supporting women’s careers in Science, Technology, Engineering, Maths and Medicine (STEMM). The School of Engineering and the Built Environment is currently working towards submitting an individual departmental bronze award application.

There is further work elsewhere in the University to encourage and retain women in the field of Engineering.  Equate Scotland are currently running a 3 year project which takes a holistic approach to tackling workplace inequality for women in engineering, recognising that both women themselves and employers have roles and responsibilities in creating change.


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