Women in Tech & Digital Dexterity

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We’ve been taking a look around for resources this week now that IWD is out of the way and we don’t have to tidy ourselves up and smile for another year. Lets get back to the real business in hand and look at how we can support getting you into Tech, so here are some of the interesting things we spotted this week.

Women in Tech network launch


A new network is launching at UWE Bristol which is a self-led space focused on working as a woman in tech. As an inclusive and open group, we welcome any member of staff with an interest in the subject to join us. (we’re unsure if this is open to the general public btw)

Event details

To mark the launch of this group you are invited to join us for a panel of inspiring women at UWE Bristol who work in tech and digital. The panel will be discussing their career journeys and sharing the insights and challenges they have encountered along the way.

Speaking on the panel are:

  • Christi Hopkinson, Head of Service Delivery in IT Services and chair of the UCISA Women in Tech Network
  • Delia Fairburn, Associate Head of Department -Student Experience – Computer Science and Creative Technologies
  • Hannah Mathias, Head of Digital Learning
  • Julia Lloyd, Assistant Director for IT Delivery
  • Naz Bhuller, Change and Service Management Manager in IT Services

The panel will be chaired by Laura Collins, Project Delivery Manager in IT Services.

Taking place on Tuesday 21 March, 09:30-11:00, at EP1 on Frenchay campus (campus map), this event is also part of a series marking Women in History Month at UWE and refreshments will be provided. Please register to attend on this form so we can plan refreshments. You can also join the Team site where you can ask questions ahead of the event and chat with other members of the group. 

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Data Event Video and OpenBionics Crowdfunding call


Video from our Data event

As some of you may remember, we ran an event with UWE earlier this year at the Watershed based on demystifying the data side of the tech industry as well as a careers fair for local companies. There was video captured, which was sponsored by UWE in order to promote their Masters Data Science programme, so if you are interested in Data Science this may be an option for you.

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Farewell and Welcome Back

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Farewell to the Queen

The loss of a great female role model who will be greatly missed by many in the country and beyond. We’d like to say a fond goodbye – and whilst the King is not a woman we are grateful that he is an environmentalist, which can’t be a bad thing in our books.

Also, we were impressed that they set up such a marvellous queue for her laying in state – as George Orwell once remarked of the English that any foreign observer would be struck by their orderly behaviour and in particular “the willingness to form queues.”

May she rest in peace x

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Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council


At the hot robotics event we got talking to someone from the EPSRC who are keen to share with us the sponsored PHD’s on offer. If anyone is interested we will be happy to set up an event to have them come in and chat about them – or alternatively put you in touch.

The Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) is one of the nine parts of UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) a non-departmental public body sponsored by the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS). UKRI brings together the seven disciplinary research councils, Research England, which is responsible for supporting research and knowledge exchange at higher education institutions in England, and the UK’s innovation agency, Innovate UK.

UKRI provide grants to conduct research and innovation projects, as well as funds to provide training. The seven disciplinary councils have individual subject remits and provide grants directly to Universities. Innovate UK funds businesses directly through grants or loans. More information is available here About us – UKRI

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