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My Experience of the Royal Navy Leadership Programme

My Experience of the Royal Navy Leadership Programme

I undertook the Royal Navy Undergraduate Leadership Programme (ULP) in my final year. It was a great opportunity for me to stretch myself outside my comfort zone and to experience something challenging. I really enjoyed doing this programme, this gave me an in-depth knowledge of the leadership skills required in Royal Navy. This leadership programme […]

“YOUR COUNTRY NEEDS YOU.” JOIN THE NAVY!

“YOUR COUNTRY NEEDS YOU.” JOIN THE NAVY!

        I know what you thinking, cos I’ve probably heard the same things you have about the Navy.     Well I’m only here to reassure you they’re all true Come on! the travel, a steady income and a versatile nature of work that boasts excitement in comparison to the expected monotony […]

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 presenter of 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 […]

Visit to the naval base in Devonport, Plymouth

It was such an honour to be one of twelve UK Naval Engineering Science and Technology (UKNEST) 2016 scholars. UKNEST invited all the scholars for a visit to Devonport, Plymouth on Wednesday, 2nd November 2016. As much as I was excited about it and looking forward to the day, I was also very stressed as […]

Attending Grace Hopper Computing Conference in London

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

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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 […]

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