The Women in Engineering Mentoring Programme is powered by our parent company, the Morson Group and is a new mentoring initiative to cater for a select group of female students in their last year of study in engineering subjects in the School of Science, Engineering and Environment (SSEE) at the University of Salford.
The programme will run from February 2021 to May 2021 and aims to connect the University’s final year female students with industry professionals to:
- Gain greater insights of the industries of their chosen subjects
- Obtain greater knowledge about their career prospects and have focus on the future
- Acquire broader skills for personal and/or career development
- Build understanding for communication and a range of interpersonal skills
- Discover good practices and understand how to enter the industry with confidence
Sagal will be matched with a student in order to offer valuable one-to-one mentoring sessions and will also take part in group webinars, providing guest talks alongside the other mentors.
Sagal is joining other mentors from across the industry as well as three colleagues from within the Morson Group:
- Sam Price, Head of Client Engagement, Morson Group
- Anna Davanzo, Aerospace Engineer, Morson Projects
- Ana Meek, Chemical Process Engineer, Morson Projects
- Maria Williamson, Lead Design Engineer, Morson Projects
Dr. Maria Stukoff, Maker Space Director shared:
“The aims of ‘Go Beyond’ are to help our students to focus on the future, gain broader skills for personal or career development. The expectation is that the knowledge and influence of the mentor will assist the student in planning career objectives and help with gaining insight about how to step confidently into the industry. The focus is on developing the mentee professionally with the aims to achieve self-awareness, more confidence and to feel equipped to Go Beyond the University to get a job in industry.
“We welcome a phenomenal number of industry mentors who registered their supporting to the programme and are dedicating their time and expertise to help promote our graduate talent to encourage and upskill more women into engineering roles.
“It’s a real testimony to our partnership with the Morson Group, and our collaborative investment to developing our talent pipeline and creating employment routes for the next generation of women in engineering, to have five of their team from across the Group onboard with the programme.”
“I’m honoured to be able to take part in such a valuable mentoring programme with the University and look forward to being able to share some of my knowledge and experience with the students. To be able to play my small part in encouraging young women to have confidence when stepping into the world of engineering is really important and I look forward to being part of their journey.”
To find out more about the Morson Maker Space visit: https://www.salford.ac.uk/our-facilities/maker-space