Women@Swansea Computer Science

Welcome to Women@Swansea Computer Science. We are students and researchers in the department with the aim to network, exchange ideas, and influence our field. We also support Athena SWAN activities in the Computational Foundry. See below for typical activies we are involved with.


BT Cardiff - Women in Tech event

To join the group or ask any questions, please contact one of the representatives listed at the bottom of the page, or simply come to the next meeting.


  • A group of second year students in Computer Science form the Swansea Women in Computing Committee, with the aim to support future applicants and younger students. Excellent initiative.
  • First 2019/20 meeting of the group on 22/11/2019 to discuss participation on upcoming activites (BCSWomen Locelace Colloquium 2020, International Women's Day 2020), and give feedback on actions in the departmental Athena Swan application.
  • Ada Lovelace Day, October 2019, Scientific Talk and Panel discussion on Women in Academic with Professor Carola Schonlieb, Cambridge.
  • Women in STEMM Conference - Mosaig Room, Digital Technium, Swansea University (Singleton Campus), Wednesday 3 May 2017, 4-6pm. An informative panel discussion with STEMM professionals at the University, including a Q and A session and oppurtunities for networking. All welcome.
  • London Hopper Colloquium 2017 - London, Thursday 25 May 2017, 10am-4pm. The event includes talks by women researchers in computing, a presentation competition for female postgraduate students and oppurtunities to meet and network with other early career researchers in computing. See here for more details and to register.
  • BT Women in Tech event - Cardiff, Wednesday 15 February 2017.
  • STEMettes – Monster Confidence – Cardiff, Wednesday 12 October 2016, 1-5pm A group of staff and students from the department will be attending this event aimed at inspiring young women in STEM. The afternoon involves inspirational talks about STEM careers and opportunities, mock interviews, speed mentoring and career workshops chosen by attendees. More details can be found here.
  • Meeting taking place on 5th February 2016, 12, Robert Recorde Room.
  • March 2015: IT Wales - International Women's Day Celebration, Liberty Stadium.
  • March 2015: As part of International Women's Day, Inspiring Women is showcasing the achievements of women working with, studying at and supporting Swansea University in the past and present (including Beti Williams MBE, Dr Parisa Eslambolchilar and Kaushalya Kularatnam).
  • Meeting taking place on 20 February 2015, 2pm, Robert Recorde Room.
  • Welcome meeting for 2014/15 taking place on 9 October 2014, 11am, Robert Recorde Room (Far-205).
  • Meeting taking place on 18 February 2014, 1pm, Robert Recorde Room.
  • 25/27.Feb'14: Half-Term-Build-Your-Own-Computer-Workshops-for-Girls Contact: Sophie Dare-Edwards, Technocamps, Swansea University.
  • Swansea ScienceaGrrl, a local chapter of ScienceGrrl, is launched on 28 November 2013.
  • Welcome meeting for 2013/14 taking place on 21 November 2013, 2pm, Far-B.
  • BCS Lovelace Colloquium 2013, 4 April 2013. Alison represented Swansea Computer Science.
  • New representatives elected 2012/13. See below.
  • Dame Wendy Hall DBE, FRS, FREng, Professor of Computer Science at the University of Southampton, Dean of the Faculty of Physical and Applied Sciences and former president of the ACM is giving a distinguished lecture at Swansea! This FREE event is in collaboration with BCS Women in Wales, and sponsored by the British Computer Society (South Wales Branch) and a Web Science grant from the EPSRC Bridging the Gaps programme at Swansea. 6:30pm Wednesday 15th February 2012, Faraday Lecture Theatre, Faraday Building. More Info: here.
  • Meeting this Thursday 3rd November 2011 - 6pm in Pub on the Pond! (see Meetings page for more info)
  • Ramah Abdul-Haddi, Amna Bukhari (both Level 2) and Shanshan Wang (MSc) win prizes at BCS Women Lovelace Colloquium 2011 at Birmingham. See Hannah Dee's report on the BCS website.
  • Kaushalya Kularatnam wins price in British Council's International student awards 2011. See the University's News for more detail.
  • WTECH Cymru - Women as Professionals in IT Lampeter, 6 November 2010,
    (Three Swansea CS students participated in a panel session on "Life as a student".)
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  • Kaushalya Kularatnam, a Swansea Level 2 Computer Science student, wins a 1st price at the Lovelace Colloquium 2010 Poster Competition in Cardiff (April 2010). Her poster Intellecutual Equals tells the story of Deep Blue. Below together with Nia Davies.
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Representatives (2019/2020)

  • Undergraduates Year 0/1: Emily Willcox-Beney, Janhavi Singhal
  • Undergraduates Year 2/3: Suad Ahmadieh-Mena, Naveen Whaind, Riya Gupta, Sharifah Alzumaya, Nothando Tshuma
  • MSc: Ellie Macdonald, Niamh Murphy-Maudeline, Aimee Smith, Sara Philipson, Emily Wells
  • Phd/MRes students: Hoda Abbasizanjani, Olga Petrovska, Elif Firat