CareerWise Work Placement Scheme – closing date tomorrow!

Careerwise work placement scheme for women studying STEM is now open for applications! Sixteen organisations have signed up to Careerwise between them offering over 20 paid work placements, presenting a unique opportunity for women to gain valuable work experience in industries where they are significantly underrepresented. Placements take place between …

Update Twitter with the Women that Inspire you!

In the lead up to International Women’s Day (8th March), UCL Astrea are running a Twitter campaign and we want you to get involved. From 2-5 March we’ll be asking you to share with us on Twitter the women who’ve inspired you. Download this template, print and fill in the …

Great turnout at the Connect Welcome Back Lunch!

A big thank you to everyone who came along to the lunch last week. There was a great vibe and lots of conversations taking place and I really hope you enjoyed it as much as I did.  It was also good to see so many new faces.  This is a regular event …

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 …

Connect site visit to 110 Queen Street, Glasgow

Melanie Robinson is currently studying BSc Architectural Technology at Edinburgh Napier and is also one of the Student Champions for Connect this year.  Melanie has written about our recent site visit: On Wednesday 12th November, women from the School of Engineering and Built Environment got the chance to visit the construction site at …

Thank you to Aleks Wruk for coming to speak to Connect!

Aleks very kindly came along one evening to speak to students from the Connect network about her journey since graduating with her BSc in Interactive Media Design from Edinburgh Napier in July this year. It was clear that she is thoroughly enjoying her new role at Kotikan as a UX …

‘Sociable’ Media night success!

Professor Hazel Hall from the School of Computing blogged about the event afterwards.  An excerpt from her blog: I’d been looking forward to this particular event for a while because I was involved in inviting the speakers for the evening. All seven women come from Edinburgh’s professional social media community. …

Futures in Engineering with BAE Systems 2015

Programme Overview – http://www.windsor-fellowship.org/#!futures-in-engineering/c5kq The Windsor Fellowship in partnership with BAE Systems are offering the ‘Futures in Engineering’ programme which consists of a 12 week summer internship with BAE Systems with professional mentoring. The programme is for undergraduates in their penultimate year who are from groups currently underrepresented in BAE …

Another ‘Sociable Media’ night speaker profile….

Come along to our ‘Sociable Media’ night on Wednesday 29 October @ 5.30pm in The Glassroom Beryl Preuschmann @ spintopMedia (and triporganiser.net!) – a profile of one of our speakers coming to our ‘Sociable Media’ night spintopMedia are social media experts work together to streamline delivery, your social media needs …

‘Sociable Media’ Night – what’s it all about?

Come along to our ‘Sociable Media’ night on Wednesday 29 October @ 5.30pm in The Glassroom.  A number of women from the ‘social media’ industry have kindly agreed to come along to speak to us about their experiences.  They cover every aspect from bloggers to social operations.  Read about one …