Faculty of Engineering

WEN Events 2015

WEN hosts events throughout the year to encourage women engineering students to form and build on support networks.

Breast Cancer Awareness fundraising 2015

Women in Engineering Network Breast Cancer Awareness 2015

This year WEN raised $1188 for Breast Cancer Awareness. We held a bake sale all day, had Pink Zumba in the Level 3 Cafeteria at lunchtime, and girls went out collecting – all for a great cause!


Car Maintenance Workshop with F:SAE

Women in Engineering Network and F:SAE car maintenance workshop 2015

Back by popular demand for a second year, WEN teamed up with F:SAE to run a car maintenance workshop. People brought their own cars to work on, or practiced on other cars. All learnt valuable skills and had a chance to get their hands dirty!


WEN Annual Dinner 2015

WEN dinner 2015

Each year, WEN hosts an annual dinner to celebrate the success and achievements of all our female engineering students. This year the dinner was sponsored by AECOM, and was held at Bar Twentyone and Fortuna. Attendees heard from female engineers from AECOM who shared their experiences and tips, and stayed for dinner to network with students.


Faculty of Engineering Pub quiz hosted by WEN

WEN hosted the first Faculty of Engineering Pub Quiz, to promote the idea that the Women in Engineering Network is keen to have the support of male students as well, because they can also encourage women in engineering. It was a great success!

WEN Pub quiz

Interview workshop with ABB

Sylvie from ABB ran an interview workshop especially for women in engineering. Sylvie talked about how to make a good impression, what questions to expect, and how to prepare. She also included interactive activities so that students could get hands on experience!


CV & Cover letter workshop with Fisher and Paykel Healthcare

Over 70 students came to hear about how to make your CV and Cover Letter stand out, and heard top tips from Fisher and Paykel Healthcare’s Viki Wilson.


A Woman’s Path Forward with AECOM

This year, WEN are generously sponsored by AECOM, who hosted this event where women at different stages of their career shared their experiences and wisdom.

WEN Bake-off 2015

Bake off 2015

Both female and male students were invited to bake for prizes and the title of faculty's best baker. The first WEN bake-off was a great success, with lots of very talented bakers wowing the judges!


Yoga night

yoga 2

Sometimes we need to take some time out from study and relax, so WEN held a super-cheap Yoga session in the Faculty. As you can see, everyone is very relaxed!


Specialisation mixers

WEN Specialisation mixer 2015

In 2015 WEN Leaders co-ordinated two specialisation evenings, where female students could meet others from their departments or specialisations who are in different year groups. Lots of new connections were formed and knowledge shared!


Cocktail evening and Engineering Revue

Students mingled over cocktails and nibbles before heading to the Engineering Revue together. A great time was had by all!


Women in Engineering Welcome 2015

The Women in Engineering Network (WEN) welcomed over 200 new female engineering students during Orientation week. These new Part 1 students heard from senior members of the faculty, the Women in Engineering Adviser, and WEN Leaders who shared their experience and top tips for success. They also got to know each other through group activities and mingling over afternoon tea.

WEN Orientation 2015