The SWAN Committee within the School of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering at Queen's, marked International Women’s Day on the 8th March 2014 with a poster exhibition held in the foyer of the Ashby Building, Stranmillis Road, Belfast. Traditionally International Women’s Day is set aside to observe a general celebration of respect and appreciation towards women. It also acknowledges their economic, political and social achievements. The goal of our exhibition is to increase awareness and appreciation of the many women who are part of our daily lives. Whereas it is recognised that there are many high profile individuals who could and should be recognised for their accomplishments, this exhibition focuses on less well known women whose stories in relation to their professional and personal lives are no less inspirational. To that end we are inviting you to participate in our endeavour by coming along to the Ashby Foyer to view the exhibition which will run from Friday 7th March through to Friday 14th of March 9am – 5pm.
We would like to take this opportunity to express our gratitude to those of you who have contributed to this initiative by providing your profile and to congratulate you on what you have achieved!!
Details relating to the relevance of the SWAN Charter within our School can be found at:
Hundreds of prospective students (along with friends and family) attended our UCAS open day event on Saturday, 1st March to find out more about our School and degree courses. The event included presentations on our degree courses, conducted tours of our facilities and the QUB campus, and plenty of opportunities to interact with our staff, current students and employers.
Links to the presentations can be found below:
This event is for all UCAS applicants interested in studying for a degree in our School. It will provide an opportunity to find out more about our School and degree courses. Applicants' family members are also welcome. The event will start in the Whitla Hall and consist of short presentations on our degree courses and conducted tours of the campus, including our School's facilities in the Ashby Building. Event programme details will follow soon.
To register online, please click HERE
Dr Steve Myers, Director of accelerators from CERN presenting Mr Thomas Leonard, PhD student in the School of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, with his certificate for first place in the Sir Bernard Crossland Presentation Competition which took place in December 2013. Thomas also won first place in the Sir Bernard Crossland Poster Competition. He received cash prizes of £300 and £150 for the presentation and poster competitions respectively and will represent the school at the annual Sir Bernard Crossland Symposium, an all-Ireland event between engineering schools in Ireland, which this year is being held at the NUI Galway on 29-30 April 2014.