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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 […]

Industrial placement experience at Rolls Royce part 3 of 3

Industrial placement experience at Rolls Royce part 3 of 3

As time files, my end of placement was coming closer. I started wrapping up all the work I was doing, finalizing my placement report and getting ready for my final placement review with my manager. It went well and I had a great time during the last 12 months. On the last day of my […]

Industrial placement experience at Rolls Royce part 2 of 3

STEM event

The work culture at Rolls Royce is great and I soon adjusted to it, people are professional and helpful. Our team held weekly meetings to discuss project progressions. In those meetings, every team member talks about what they have accomplished last week and what they would achieve this week, hence I did the same. The […]

Industrial placement experience at Rolls Royce part 1 of 3

Industrial placement experience at Rolls Royce part 1 of 3

In between my second and final year, I experienced a year in industry. I worked in Control – Software Engineering at Rolls Royce. I was part of the software design team for the Corporate, Small and Medium sized Engines (CSME). I worked on various software related work for the aircraft’s engine control system. I was also […]

Mentoring at BBC Summer of Code Club

Mentoring at BBC Summer of Code Club

Hello everyone, this is my first blog hope you will enjoy reading it. I am going to talk about something that I do in my free time. I love engaging with young people to promote computing and engineering. As I am a STEM ambassador, I started mentoring at the BBC ‘Make it Digital’ coding club. […]

Year In Industry Success!!

Year In Industry Success!!

  On Friday I had my first- and I’m delighted to say last- Year in Industry job interview. It was at a company called Handling Concepts and it finds ‘bespoke solutions to handling problems’. In English they design and build machines to move ‘things’, ‘things’ that are too heavy or awkward for humans to move. […]

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