Girls in Scottish schools and female students studying computing subjects (including IT and Digital Media) in Scottish colleges/universities (including apprentices) are invited to submit a video of up to 3 minutes in length for the Ada Scotland Festival video competition. Entries may be submitted by individuals, or by teams of up to 4 people. They should provide an answer to the question Why did you get into computing and what do you get out of it?
The competition opens today – Monday 25th January – and runs until Friday 5th February. The winners will be announced on
International Women’s Day on 8th March 2021.
A list of the great prizes, the names of the competition sponsors and judges, and the link for submitting entries can be found on the
Ada Scotland video competition submission web page.
For further information, please contact
Dr Ella Taylor-Smith. Ella is a co-founder of the Ada Scotland Festival, and a colleague in the Centre for Social Informatics at Edinburgh Napier University.
The Ada Scotland Festival is a series of online events focused on addressing the gender imbalance in Computing Science. The launch event takes place online on Tuesday 13th October on Ada Lovelace Day 2020. Continue reading
We are currently advertising two lecturer posts within the Creative and Social Computing Teaching Group within the
School of Computing at Edinburgh Napier University. One is in Interaction Design, and the other Interactive Audio. The closing date for both vacancies is 5th April. Interviews for the Interaction Design position are likely to be held on 21st April, and for Interactive Audio on 27th April. Continue reading
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Updated with new deadline: midday 30th April 2020
currently advertising a fully-funded PhD place within the School of Computing at Edinburgh Napier University for an October 2020 start date. Continue reading
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Yesterday, on 15th January 2020, the
School of Computing at Edinburgh Napier University held its annual New Year research conference. The format of the event included sessions on REF2021 led by Professor Ben Paechter and Professor Emma Hart, good practice in PhD supervision led by Professor Ahmed Al-Dubai, data management plans led by Dr Lindsay Ramage, research culture led by Dr Frances Ryan, and a series of short presentations on on-going research projects within the School. There were also good opportunities for networking in the breaks. Continue reading
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Staff from the School of Computing at a recent research event (photo credit Rameez Asif)
We are currently advertising 10 academic posts within the
School of Computing at Edinburgh Napier University. Included in the list are vacancies for eight Lecturers, one Associate Professor, and one Professor. Applications are due by Tuesday 14th May. Continue reading
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As part of the celebrations of Ada Lovelace Day on Tuesday 11th October 2016 the School of Computing at Edinburgh Napier University is offering the opportunity for school girls in S1-S3 to come to the Craiglockhart campus after school to take part in computing workshops. They are also invited to stay on afterwards for the University’s annual Ada Lovelace day lecture. Participation at both events is free of charge. Continue reading
Today is Ada Lovelace Day, the international celebration of the achievements of women in science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM). At Edinburgh Napier University we’re marking the day with a public lecture to be delivered by Dr Maggie Aderin-Pocock this evening at our Craiglockhart campus. In her presentation Dr Aderin-Pocock will address the question of why so few girls take up careers in science, technology engineering and maths. She will explain why we need more women in these areas and propose strategies to encourage girls to study the STEM subjects at school so that these career routes are open to them. Continue reading
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I’m always excited when we advertise for new staff and research students, particularly when they are in my area. Who will apply? Who will be short-listed for interview? Who will be offered the job? How will the new appointee contribute to teaching of the Information Systems group? What will the new appointee bring to the research in the
Centre for Social Informatics?
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