Athena Swan

Women's Engineering Society

Financial assistance and bursaries

WES Hardship Fund

The Women’s Engineering Society established a new fund in 2017 to support Higher Education students studying in the UK.

The funds provide financial support to current female engineering (or allied sector) undergraduates who have met unforeseen financial hardship during their studies, aiming to provide assistance to these students experiencing difficulty meeting their living costs.  These funds can make a difference, allowing these students on low incomes to refocus on their studies and successfully graduate.

Two students will be supported each year.  Applications for the 2019 scheme are now closed.  Details of the 2020 scheme will be listed on the WES Hardship Fund website later in the year.

WES Student Conference Bursary

Bursaries are available to students wishing to attend the annual WES Student Conference, which takes place in November in London. 

The bursary covers full conference fees and overnight bed & breakfast accommodation on the night before the conference.  It also provides a contribution of up to £50 towards travel. Women undergraduate students on mechanical engineering, manufacturing, design, chemical, computing, materials, electronic engineering or similar courses can apply.

The bursary scheme is currently closed and will re-open later in the year.