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ACM Europe and WomENcourage 2017 conference, Spain

ACM Europe and WomENcourage 2017 conference, Spain

This is my last post and I would like to finish my blogging by sharing my experience at the ACM Europe and WomENcourage conference 2017 which took place in Barcelona, Spain. The conference took place from 6th to 8th September 2017 which was organized by the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM). The ACM-W Europe womENcourage […]

Student of the Year and Graduation

Student of the Year and Graduation

I had a wonderful time studying at the University of Leicester. I have enjoyed the challenges and the achievements in this whole journey and I was becoming more and more nostalgic as my graduation ceremony was coming closer. I received the President and Vice-Chancellor Student of the Year award 2017, which became one of my […]

Encouraging more women toward Computer Science and Engineering

It has been seen that in the UK, the number of females in Computer Science and Engineering is very low. The IET mentioned that only 9% of the UK engineering workforce are women. This is shocking very low number and to encourage more women toward Computer Science and Engineering a lot of initiatives have been […]

Opportunities for Students

Opportunities for Students

During my time at university, I came across a lot of opportunities that are available to students to get involved with, outside their degree programme. I would like to highlight some of these opportunities and highly encourage other students to take part and get involved. Through these opportunities, I have been immensely benefited and I […]

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 […]

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