Partnership with REFINE

Informing Policy & Practice For Change

Monday 26th November 2018 – Staffordshire, UK

AEON Engineering Ltd. are proud to announce a partnership with the REFINE Project, lead by Dr. Maria Pampaka and Dr. Diane Harris of the Manchester Institute of Education at the University of Manchester.

The UK has the lowest percentage of women engineers of the 28 European countries, over half of which have at least 20%. Research suggests there are social justice implications in the female under-representation within engineering in the UK specifically and the Institution of Engineering and Technology Women’s Network has initiated a campaign to improve the situation #9PercentIsNotEnough.

The Project aims to inform policy and practice to encourage change and increase the recruitment and retention of engineering students and practising engineers. AEON are supporting the project alongside Jaguar Land RoverIBM and Women’s Engineering Society.

The Project will engage with stakeholders through public events and organised talks, school workshops, and promoting media including the development of a website and comic. 

AEON’s own Kimberley Walley will be sitting on the panel discussions during a full day of events on 3rd December 2018 titled “Embracing Change in Engineering: do equality, diversity & inclusion matter?” The event is open to everyone with an interest in engineering education and/or equality, diversity and inclusion. Tickets are free, and can be reserved here.

Maria and Diane’s Project Poster can be found here: Futures in Engineering 

"I was really surprised to learn that only 9% of practising professional engineers in the UK are women. Everyone at AEON is passionate about delivering the best solutions for clients, so we need to ensure that we encourage the best from all genders and ethnicities to fall in love with STEM subjects, the way we did."