Inside the offices of Microsoft….

We were recently lucky enough to be invited along as guests to the Edinburgh Microsoft offices.  What a fantastic event!  We were treated to a visit to the Microsoft ‘tech’ centre (we all wanted everything in there!) but also had the chance to hear from 5 females currently working in …

Engineering/Built Environment Networking event success

What a fantastic evening! A great turnout by students, staff and speakers contributed to a really enjoyable and successful evening.  Our Connect Student Champion Nicola Wright wrote: The networking event was very interesting and better still, good fun. Professional women from different backgrounds attended and spoke with us, giving us …

Great turn out at our Connect Lunch!

As ever, we had a fantastic turnout from both staff and students at our beginning of trimester Connect lunch.  It’s always lovely to see so many attendees and hopefully everyone got a lot out of it.  Our Connect Student Champion Nicola Wright commented: The connect welcome lunch is a fantastic …

2015 WES Student Conference

2015 Student Conference WES Student Conference 2015The WES 2015 Student Conference will be held in November at the Aston University Conference Centre. Friday 20th – Saturday 21st November 2015 Aston University 2015 Engineering Inspiration – the 7th annual WES student conference – brings together over 150 students and engineers to celebrate …

Meet the new Interconnect/Connect Student Champions

I am delighted to be able to announce the details of the new Interconnect/Connect Student Champions. After application and interview the successful students are as follows: School of Computing Tracey Binnie has come back as our Student Champion for the School of Computing for 2015/16!  She is looking forward to supporting and networking with her …

National Women in Engineering day 2015 – interview with 3 influential women in engineering

To celebrate National Women in Engineering day this year (23rd June), the well known job website s1 Jobs, have blogged about 3 prominent women in engineering.  These articles are both interesting and relevant and definitely a worthwhile read: http://www.s1jobs.com/blog/influential-women-in-engineering/   Le gain aux machines à disposition du joueur n’a même …

Fancy becoming an Interconnect Student Champion next year?

Interconnect is looking to recruit 10 student champions at colleges and universities across Scotland for the next academic year.  They are looking for two Champions within Edinburgh Napier University, one based in the School of Engineering and the Built Environment and one in the School of Computing. The student champions …

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 …

Starting Conversations: Questions of Gender

As part of our role as student ambassadors for Edinburgh Napier University’s Connect Network, we (Frances Ryan and Melanie Robinson) have spent a bit of time in the foyer at the Merchiston campus trying to get people talking about women in STEM. Last week, we decided to use our time …

Connect visit to the new Forth Crossing

This blog update was contributed by Frances Ryan, the Connect Student Champion for the School of Computing: Last week I visited the construction project site at the new Forth Replacement Crossing with a group of female engineering and built environment students from Edinburgh Napier University. The visit was arranged by …