Informatics' Equality and Diversity Blog

January 12, 2017

CSTeachingTips for Reducing Bias

CSTeachingTips is a North American project led by Harvey Mudd College which develops computer science teaching tips to help teachers anticipate students’ difficulties and build upon their strengths.

Resources include a short video / 7-point checklist on Tips for Reducing Bias.

January 11, 2017

Staff Pride Network

The first newsletter of the newly revived University Staff Pride (LGBT colleagues and allies) Network is now available. Here’s the PDF.

If you have any questions about the Network  or are interested in becoming a member, you will find contact details on the Committee’s web page – or email Informatics’ representative Carol Dow.


Accenture Girls in STEM event

Filed under: Events,Girls in STEM,Uncategorized — hwalker2 @ 4:56 pm

On the 7 February 2017 Accenture will host Girls in STEM events across the UK for thousands of girls aged between 11 and 13. The events will take place in London, Newcastle, Edinburgh and Manchester, where the girls will have the chance to try their hand at coding, take part in workshops and hear from inspirational speakers from the STEM sector.

Areti Manataki and Kami Vaniea are involved in the Edinburgh event, which is taking place in the in the Innovation Lounge, John McIntyre Conference Centre, Pollock Halls. The events aim to encourage more girls into STEM subjects and careers.

If you have a 11-13 year old who may be interested, ask their teacher to register here:

BCSWomen Lovelace Colloquium

Filed under: Events,Girls in STEM,Uncategorized — hwalker2 @ 4:14 pm

The 10th BCSWomen Lovelace Colloquium is open for student abstract submissions. Deadline 17 February 2017.

The Colloquium will take place in Aberystwyth, 12 April.

To celebrate the 10th anniversary, the organisers will provide all successful poster contest finalists with 2 nights’ accommodation (11 and 12 April) as well as a refund of reasonable travel costs. On the night of 11 April there will also be some fun activities (hackathon, creative coding session, social) for those who wish to take part.

To enter the contest, students need submit a 250 word abstract on the computing topic of their choice.

All information, including submission form, FAQ, and so on can be found at

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