Connect Wikipedia Event attracts media attention!

Our recently held Wiki Editathon has attracted attention from the media with The Herald running a piece on the success of the event! Excerpt from The Herald (Monday 16 March 2015): ‘University lecturers and students at Edinburgh Napier University have been writing female scientists back into history in a marathon …

Welcome to our new School of Computing Academic Champion!

I am delighted to announce that Debbie Meharg has been appointed to the post of Connect Academic Champion for the School of Computing! Firstly a massive thanks is due to Hazel Hall for all her work with Connect, but who has had to stand down in light of her extensive …

National Women in Engineering Day – 23rd June

To mark National Women in Engineering Day, Connect will be publishing more and more content on the website over the next few weeks to celebrate the female staff and students we have at Edinburgh Napier, and the network which acknowledges and connects these women. 23 June 2014 is the launch of …

A flavour of events coming in 2014/2015….

This is just a flavour of what is coming up in the new academic year so hope to see you all there… Connect Networking/Welcome Lunch Event When? Wednesday 17 September   – 13.00-15.00 Where?  Merchiston We are holding a Connect Welcome/Networking event for new and current students to allow you to …

Submission is now open for the BCSWomen Lovelace Colloquium

The BCSWomen Lovelace Colloquium is a national one-day conference for women students in computing and related subjects. This year it will be held at the University of Reading on April 16. *   Speakers from industry, the public sector and academia *   A poster contest for women students to show off …

Forth Replacement Crossing Visit

Connect recently had a fantastic visit to the new Forth Replacement Crossing site situated at both South and North Queensferry.  The visit consisted of a fascinating talk at the Education Centre followed by a visit to the site at North Queensferry to see the foundations that have already been constructed, …

Lindsay Law from RBS Talks to Connect

Lindsay Law kindly came to speak to the Connect group on Tuesday 3 December.  Lindsay works in technology at senior management level with RBS. She also has an academic and professional interest in gender diversity in the workplace, with a specific focus on IT. Lindsay talked to us about her …

Donaldson Associates Talk to Connect

Maria, our Connect Student Champion for the School of Engineering and Built Environment, reports on our recent Connect event featuring guest speakers from Donaldson Associates.On 14th of November thanks to Connect, some of my classmates and I got the amazing opportunity to meet Estelle Henderson and Eva Wilson from Donaldson …

Sopra Group

2nd year computing student Tracey Binnie tells us about the recent Connect event featuring guest speakers from Sopra Group. We recently had a very enjoyable evening courtesy of two ladies from Sopra Group, who are based in Edinburgh.  Megan Meneely (Graduate Consultant) and Jackie McDougall (Principle Consultant for Testing Practice) …

Computing Conference- Student Travel Grants Available

ACM-W Europe, the Association for Computing Machinery’s Committee on Women in Computing in Europe, is sponsoring a conference specifically to encourage women to stay in the field. This conference will be held in Manchester on 1st March 2014, with the motto womENcourage.The ACM-W Europe is keen for computing students to attend and submit …