Exciting BAE Internship Opportunity

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.  Please note the clsoing date of the 6th January 2014 so get your applications in fast! The Windsor Fellowship in partnership …

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 …

Google Anita Borg Memorial Scholarship Opportunities

Great opportunity for female Computing students to apply to win a scholarship to study in 2014/2015!   Thanks to Hazel Hall for highlighting this and also for the offer of help to any students in completing application forms if they decide to apply: Google is delighted to announce the launch of …

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 …

Engineering Careers- 5Top Tips!

Stephen McLellan, Careers Advisor at Edinburgh Napier University talked with Maria, one of our Connect Student Champions, to get his five top tips for getting your first graduate job in engineering.     Get work experience All the evidence shows that employers prefer to employ graduates with work experience, no matter …

Connect welcome Event 2013- Seonaid Ashford

Seonaid Ashford is a 2nd year web technologies student. She attended our Connect Welcome event on 13th September and tells us all about it below.     Back to university last week and on Friday I attended the Connect welcome event, which I was really looking forward to, as the …

Girl Geeks aka Women in STEM

Agnieszka is a student in the School of Computing at Edinburgh Napier. Read her blog post below to hear about her experience of initiatives like Connect and how she feels this helped her secure a position with Edinburgh Napier’s Bright Red Triangle. Being a woman studying IT can be difficult. …