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Durham University

Research & business

Opportunity for 100 women to retrain in tech

(18 February 2019)

One hundred women across the north and midlands will have the chance to retrain in the digital sector thanks to a new online programme. 

Durham University, together with a group of 16 industry partners, has received over £500,000 from the Institute of Coding (IoC) to launch a new programme to retrain women in technology.

TechUP is led by Durham in partnership with Edge Hill, Nottingham and York universities and will run across the north and midlands of the UK. The programme is open to women with degrees in any subject.

Job opportunities

The six month online programme covers modules including data science, machine learning, project management and public speaking skills.

At the end of the course participants will have the opportunity to have an interview with a company for a job, internship or apprenticeship.

Online learning is supplemented with four residential weekends where participants will have the chance to network with other learners and listen to industry-led talks.

Industry interaction

TechUP also includes corporate and industry partners who have helped to develop course content and will also provide mentoring to women on the course.

Durham’s Professor Sue Black, who founded the UK’s first online forum for women in tech, has led on the development of the programme with colleague Professor Alexandra Cristea and partner universities.

Apply by visiting TechUP. For further information, call 0191 334 6942 or email

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