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BCS Women Lovelace Colloquium 2017 part 2

BCS Women Lovelace Colloquium 2017 part 2

The BCS Women Lovelace Colloquium also included a talk from Carrie Anne Philbin of Raspberry Pi, who talked about using your powers for good. She is a presented in the Computer Science – Crash course in the YouTube channel. You can watch her videos here. There were speakers from Google as well as academics from the […]

BCS Women Lovelace Colloquium 2017 part 1

with Dr. Sue Black

I attended the 10th BCS Women Lovelace Colloquium at the Aberystwyth University, Wales. This is an annual one-day conference for women students of Computing and related subjects. Alongside keynote speeches and talks, this conference also includes poster presentations from all year undergraduates and master students. Students were encouraged to submit an abstract for their poster […]

Organizing Women in Computer Science Leicester (WCSL) group event

Organizing Women in Computer Science Leicester (WCSL) group event

I chaired the meeting of our WCSL group, which was a very friendly gathering with other female computing students ranging from undergraduate degree course to PhD researchers. After the initial introduction with all the attendees, we listened to the talk from Samaneh Soleimani who presented her PhD research work in Human Computer Interaction (HCI). She gave […]

Student to Stemettes Programme

I undertook the Student to Stemettes Programme. More info:  

Attending Grace Hopper Computing Conference in London

I attended the Grace Hopper Conference 2016 in London. It was a great event for female technologists. The day was jam packed with various talks, seminars and workshops. I highly recommend other students to attend such events too.

My day at the Future Female Engineers Event

My day at the Future Female Engineers Event

I attended the Future Female Engineers Event last year, which was organised by the TargetJobs. The summary of the event can be found in this video here.

Attending Women’s Engineering Society (WES) Conference

I attended the Women’s Engineering Society (WES) Student – Engineering Inspiration Conference 2016 on the 18 and 19th of November. Through this conference, I got the opportunity over two days to meet engineering students from different universities and talk informally with engineers at different stages of their profession about the options, opportunities, and experiences of […]

My experience at the Deutsche Bank – Autistica Hackathon


I participated in the Autistica Hackathon, organised by Deutsche Bank on 9th and 10th November 2016. I traveled from Leicester and stayed the night before in London to attend the Hackathon next day. The aim of the Hackathon was to develop apps for Autistic people in order to help them with their anxiety. As I […]

Women in Computer Science Leicester Group

Hello everyone, I am the lead student ambassador for the Women in Computer Science Leicester(WCSL) group for this academic year. This is a student-lead event run by me. The Women in Computer Science Leicester group is here to help and promote Computer Science among female students with an interest in this subject. This group is not restricted […]

My experience at the womENcourage computing conference/Hackathon in Sweden

The Team that won the 3rd prize in the womENcourage 2015 Hackathon competition.

I attended the womENcourage conference in Uppsala, Sweden in September 2015 which was organized by the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM). The ACM-W Europe womENcourage Celebration of Women in Computing is a scientific event, and also an event aimed at networking and exploring career opportunities for women in computer science and related disciplines. This conference brings together […]

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