The UQ Women in Engineering program wouldn’t be possible without our student leaders.

Student Leaders are current engineering students with a passion to inspire, encourage and support prospective and current female engineering students. There are 30 Women in Engineering Student Leaders in the 2024 team who represent all the specialisations available to study at UQ.

Our Student Leaders are involved with all Women in Engineering events throughout the year and while it is a voluntary position, they have the opportunity to develop leadership, communication and teamwork skills through interaction with high school students, teachers, parents and university students. They also gain unique professional development opportunities through networking and mentoring with industry representatives.

Meet our 2024 student leaders

Click on the images below to read more about our student leaders, including why they chose engineering, their dream jobs  and some top tips for studying engineering at UQ.

  • Take advantage of every opportunity available to get involved in the engineering community at UQ!
  • I hope to support younger females who feel daunted by being in a male-dominated field as I have been there, and the support I received made me feel like persevering throughout my degree.
  • I want to demonstrate to young females who are interested in STEM that a career in engineering is attainable and enjoyable.
  • I want to inspire young girls that they can do engineering. I was discouraged from doing engineering because of the challenges I would face. But engineering is worth it. Being that one person to inspire someone to do engineering is all worth it.
  • My hope is to at least ignite one girl’s passion for engineering by nurturing their curiosity and showcasing the never-ending possibilities of a career in STEM.
  • I hope I can help girls entering engineering, or considering it, feel very encouraged and supported.
  • I hope to encourage girls to go into engineering. It is not always an obvious choice for girls, and I know that as women we are just as interested in Math and Science as anyone else and we make fantastic engineers.
  • Engineering is so tough! But equally as rewarding if you put the work in.
  • I want young women who are interested in engineering to know that there is a community out there for them, women who challenge the stereotypical image of an ‘engineer’ and have exciting and fulfilling careers.
  • Don't hesitate to ask questions, engage with your peers, and utilize the resources available. Perseverance and a proactive approach to learning will go a long way.
  • My best advice to first-year engineering students would be to immerse yourself in the university experience.
  • I want to be able to apply my knowledge to develop solutions that are environmentally viable and positively impact our society, including many generations to come.
  • My best advice for first-year students is to get involved with as many opportunities as possible.
  • Choosing to study engineering made me the first female engineer in the family but having many supportive engineer role models in my family made my decision to study engineering.
  • In my first year the WE student leaders were a support group for all women in engineering. They made such a positive impact on my first-year experience, and I hope to do the same for others.
  • Find lots of friends, study for exams, don’t be afraid of ENGG1100 and explore all your options for different types of engineering that you can do to find what you really love and are passionate about!
  • My biggest advice for first-year engineering student is to get involved. You’ve probably been told this so many times before but I can tell you it’s worth it.
  • I would love to be able to empower new female engineering students and support them along their journey as future engineers!
  • I hope to provide support to our newest engineering students – I remember how tough first-year was and would like to ease that stress, even just a little bit!
  • The best part of my software engineering degree is the way it pushes me to solve tough problems. And when I do solve them, the sense of excitement and accomplishment is such a great feeling. It's what keeps me going, no matter how tough things might seem.
  • It’s so important to allow yourself to make mistakes and not shy away from new experiences or challenges. 
  • I hope to help showcase that there is no ‘right’ image of an engineer. This is such an exciting field and everyone with an interest deserves the opportunity to experience what it has to offer.
  • Having grown up in a rural area, I personally experienced moments of doubt about pursuing higher education. My aim is to specifically encourage girls from rural areas to attend university and pursue further education.
  • I hope to strive in diversifying future engineering cohorts to ensure there is a diversity of thought that can only be brought forward with a diversity of people.
  • Try as many different courses as possible in first year so you can get an understanding of all the different possibilities. 
  • Embrace the opportunity to talk to the person sitting beside you in class. It may seem daunting at first but having someone to talk to about tutorial sheets and assignments is super worthwhile in the long run.