TechUPWomen wins Dynamite North East award
TechUPWomen had great success at the Dynamite North East tech talent awards last night winning best Diversity and Inclusion initiative and highly commended in the Skills and Training category. One of our fabulous TechUPWomen Fareeha Usman who set up and runs the Being-Woman charity in Northumberland won the Rising Star award and gave a fabulous speech in which she dedicated her award to all women in tech.
She said: “This is a reminder that tech is for women as much as men. The award is not for me but every woman in the sector, particularly those from a Black, Asian or minority background. You can be a woman in tech and this award is proof of that.” More details can be found here.
Durham CS in the BBC news for our diversity
Computer Science at Durham has appeared in a BBC news article trumpeting our fantastic new intake of female students. This year, 45 women are starting a computer science degree, up from 22 last year. They make up 30% of this year's intake, compared with a national average of 16%. This has resulted from a determined effort to recruit more female students spearheaded by Professor Sue Black. Read the original story here.
Durham Computer Science 5th in Complete University Guide 2021
Computer Science in Durham his risen three places on last year in the Complete University Guide 2021! The table can be viewed here. We are proud of our reputation among other universities and this is fantastic news to take with us as we prepare to move to our new building.
State-of-the-art facilities for Mathematical Sciences and Computer Science now under construction
Work has begun on the construction of a new building which will house the expanding departments of Mathematical Sciences and Computer Science. The development is taking place on the Upper Mountjoy site of the University campus.
Launch of the Anne-Marie Imafidon Scholarships for Women in Technology
Durham University’s Department of Computer Science is delighted to announce the launch of its brand new Anne-Marie Imafidon Scholarships for Women in Technology (AMI Scholarships), which are now open to our next cohort of incoming female undergraduates.
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