School of Civil Engineering

PUBLIC LECTURE: Inspiring Women

The University of Queensland is delighted to host Ms Kate Hall as the 2016 Seymour Whyte Visiting Scholar for Women in Civil Engineering.

Kate Hall is the Director of the Built Environment for HS2 Ltd, leading the expert teams responsible for the system wide specification, subsequence assurance and provision of expert guidance across the whole portfolio of Architecture and Civil Engineering (in all its forms including geotechnical, structural, tunnelling and highway engineering).  Kate’s portfolio also includes leadership of the Design team – developing with the many interested parties the look and feel of the new route infrastructure and stations.

Ms Hall will deliver a public lecture on Inspiring Women - a reflection on her career as a Chartered Civil Engineer, and the impact a diverse Civil Engineering profession can make on communities around the world.

Ms Hall will address the challenges Civil Engineering faces in engaging with and retaining women in the profession. She will use her own career experiences to highlight the opportunities and issues surrounding increasingly important need for greater diversity in Civil Engineering.

This free event is open to all members of industry, engineering students across all disciplines and interested patrons, and promises to be a valuable networking opportunity.

Beer, wine and canapes to follow lecture.

About

Engineering offers exceptional futures for young women that enrich the lives of our local and global community. From the established civil, electrical, mechanical and chemical areas, to the  developing environmental and biomedical fields, each discipline leads to diverse and challenging career opportunities around the world.

Today, The University of Queensland (UQ) is the leading choice for women studying engineering in Queensland, with 38% of the State’s total enrolled female engineering students studying with us.

The Seymour Whyte Lecture for Women in Civil Engineering showcases what careers for women in engineering and construction can offer. The lecture aims to help industry to better understand challenges and opportunities associated with women in engineering by challenging the status quo.

The program has been generously supported by Seymour Whyte and the Peta Seymour Foundation.

Ms Kate Hall, UQ Seymour Whyte Visiting Scholar 2015

Date:
Tuesday 11 October, 2016

Time:
6:00pm - 8:00pm

Location:
Level 3, GHD Auditorium
The Advanced Engineering Building (49)
The University of Queensland
St Lucia, 4072

Tickets:
Free

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Visiting Scholar

The University of Queensland's School of Civil Engineering is delighted to host Ms Kate Hall as the 2016 Seymour Whyte Visiting Scholar.

Kate Hall is the Director of the Built Environment for HS2 Ltd, leading the expert teams responsible for the system wide specification, subsequence assurance and provision of expert guidance across the whole portfolio of Architecture and Civil Engineering (in all its forms including geotechnical, structural, tunnelling and highway engineering).  Kate’s portfolio also includes leadership of the Design team – developing with the many interested parties the look and feel of the new route infrastructure and stations.

Kate’s background is as a Chartered Civil engineer, her career in the last 21 years has encompassed some very significant and high profile infrastructure projects in the UK and internationally working for Arup. Her early career included five years in Hong Kong on design and site supervision for Hong Kong Airport International Station, and further key infrastructure projects in Australia, New York and Ireland.  She led Arup’s 400 strong Olympic Park Infrastructure Design Team for the London 2012 Olympic Park. Kate knows HS2 well having been the Project Director for Arup on the very first route development studies in 2009 and then standing through the 2011 public consultations.  Subsequently she led the Arup contract on the Birmingham Metropolitan area through to the Hybrid Bill deposition.  Kate recently led the Arup Infrastructure Practice for the Midlands, responsible for over 300 engineers based in Solihull and Nottingham offices and also led the research and investment programme for the UK.

She has also worked with UKRC/WISE to drive initiatives on diversity, gender balance and inclusion in engineering.  In 2010 she was awarded “Professional of the Year” by Women in Construction and in 2011 she was Winner for Lloyds First Women Awards. 

Kate has an Honours degree in Civil and Structural Engineering and is a Fellow of both the Institution of Civil Engineers and the Chartered Institution of Highways & Transportation.

Current Student Industry Panel

All current undergraduate and postgraduate students are invited to attend the Industry Panel event as part of the Visiting Scholar program.

EVENT DETAILS

​Wednesday 12 October 2016

Panel session: 11:00am-12:30pm – Advanced Engineering Building (49), Room 49-502
Lunch: 12:30pm -2:00pm

 

 

Seymour Whyte

More than just a ‘boots and hard hats’ experience

Diversity is the foundation and future of Seymour Whyte and is celebrated as a fundamental element of their business success.

As an Australian infrastructure, engineering and construction company delivering major essential projects nationally, Seymour Whyte recognises the advantages gained from a diverse workforce at all levels of the organisation.

The Seymour Whyte Visiting Scholar Program aims to showcase enriching and rewarding careers for women in engineering and construction, offering much more than just a ‘boots and hard hats’ experience.

Seymour Whyte actively promotes and fosters inclusive work practices that are focused on making the company a great place to work.

Their female engineers are truly making a difference in the cities and communities in which they operate in.

Women in Engineering at Seymour Whyte

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