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30th September, 2020

LSBU 100 – Women in Engineering Launch Event

London South Bank University

Event Details

30th September, 2020
17:00 - 18:30

This academic year marks 100 years of teaching women in engineering at LSBU. We will be celebrating this milestone with a year of events & activities beginning with this launch event. Each month, we will be looking back on our history through to where we are today.

You’ll learn about some of the incredible women who studied at LSBU over the last ten decades and meet some of our current students & staff who are undertaking fascinating research, teaching future generations of women in engineering and changing the world.

We’ll also look at the importance of encouraging young women to study STEM subjects as we explore and challenge some of the barriers they often face, and the perceptions they have of the engineering world.

This event is for those interested in equality, diversity & inclusion, a range of engineering & tech disciplines and engineering research & education.

At this event, we will be…

  • Launching the event series and giving a breakdown the topics to come- Launching our profile pieces on
  • Launching our timeline over the last hundred years
  • Shining a spotlight on Women in Engineering at LSBU and beyond

Our confirmed speakers include…

  • Dr Claire M Benson, Research Fellow for the School of Engineering, LSBU and curator of this event series
  • Helen Close, Women’s Engineering Society
  • Prof Shushma Patel , Director of Education & Student Experience, LSBU
  • Ruth MacLeod, LSBU Archives

The event will feature a panel discussion to discuss how the current landscape is looking for Women in Engineering and what work needs to be done to increase visibility and accessibility.

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