The return of Bath GirlGeekDinners

Bath GGD

Great News as we have some great new people managing the Bath Girl Geek Dinners and they have announced their first event. Please sign up and support the new team, they have some great contacts and are truly great!

We’re back and ready to welcome you to the first Girl Geek Dinner of the season. Rachel Pownall will be our host for the evening.

Rachel is Bath Spa University‘s Innovation Manager on the five year, £30M UK Research & Innovation (UKRI), Strength in places funded project MyWorldBristolBath, that will drive the creative technology industry in the West of England.

Come and have a chat with Rachel over dinner as she shares her professional journey from TV production to R&D and so much more, including what the future may hold for the region….. Limited to 20 places. Book via Meet Up

(Bristol GGD is in work but should have a couple of events in the Autumn)

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CAKE Offering


Community Action and Knowledge Exchange (CAKE)


UWE Bristol has been offering organisations in the community, voluntary and social enterprise sectors the opportunity to receive free consultancy on information management, business planning/strategy, training, IT, systems analysis, web sites, social media, or other ICT-related matters, in exchange for hosting a final year UG student project team from UWE Bristol. During the past years, our 100+ successful past projects have provided clients with advice, strategies and artifacts. The projects begin around the end of October 2022 and run until March 2023.

The teams are composed of final year BSc(Hons)IT Management for Business and BSc(Hons)Software Engineering for Business students, who take part in this Community Action and Knowledge Exchange (CAKE) module with the aim of making a difference in community settings whilst enhancing their knowledge and skills through meaningful, relevant community action. 

Find out more about the consultancy and see examples of what our students have provided for many other organisations on our website: or 

The applications are open and the deadline for this year’s applications is Friday 9 September 2022. We strongly encourage you to apply now or ASAP. 

If you would like to apply for the scheme, please complete the application form (*before pressing the submit button please keep a copy of your application for your record).  

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Filmmakers’ Shindig and a spoonful of sugar

Harry Potter

Filmmakers’ Shindig from cahootify 26th July in Bristol

For all you budding Film buffs out there we think this one is for you

Probably the most inspiring little film night in the world. Join us in Bristol for an evening of learning, stimulation, collaboration, entertainment and general filmmaking joy!

This is an exclusive opportunity to:

  • Hear a guest keynote followed by Q&A from Robin Mukherjee, details below. 
  • Watch a compelling short film by a talented newcomer.
  • Enjoy food and drink in the gorgeous Square Club bar.
  • Network with other attendees and share ideas for upcoming projects.
  • Enjoy live entertainment from Richard Hughes, details below.

The CAHOOTIFY JustMakeIt! Eve is your chance to get inspired and get involved! We want to encourage you to make your film projects happen, with this opportunity to hear from professionals who have been there and done it already.

A spoonful of sugar: harnessing language to achieve team goals with Ceri Newton-Sargunar

A few of you have had the pleasure of meeting Ceri in the past when she’s supported our events and popped in for zoom sessions so we thought it might be nice for you to have a virtual catch-up.

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Future Leaders Fellowships

Future Leaders

84 new Future Leaders Fellows and £100m for next round announced

For those of you who aren’t aware of the Future Leaders Fellowship we thought it worth a call out, we are involved with the review process and also work with one of the future leaders so understand what a great initiative it is. We also spotted that one of the awards went to a local company, FutureLeap employee so big congratulations to William Frier.

UKRI’s flagship Future Leaders Fellowships allow universities and businesses to develop their most talented early career researchers and innovators and to attract new people to their organisations, including from overseas.

Additionally, £100 million of new funding is being announced today for another round of the successful fellowships: round 7.Innovators for the future

The cutting-edge projects supported by the fellowships also include:

  • research into the exploitation of women in global garment supply chains
  • mid-air haptics that allow you to feel holographs
  • injectable gels to deliver tissue regeneration therapies
  • studying how colourism affects secondary school students
  • improved models of the global ocean carbon cycle
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Yay – Summer break is coming

We’re a bit giddy as we take a break for the summer and can’t wait for it – this Wednesday is our last Workshop Wednesday event and we are so excited that we are going to treat you all to pizzas! We’ve had a great term with our new more relaxed format which has bought in a variety of new faces and a great atmosphere. We plan to continue with the same format in the autumn but will happily host other learning groups with the same ethos so feel free to reach out to us on

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