Equality and Diversity
The Department of Computer Science is committed to developing and promoting equality and diversity in all our practices and activities.
We aim to provide an inclusive culture for all of our staff and students, free from discrimination and upholding the values of respect, dignity and courtesy. Every person has the right to be treated in accordance with these values.
Activities and Events
We actively engage in outreach at schools and public engagement events across the country, giving everyone the chance to learn about computing. Our activities and events include:
- In 2018, we hosted the first Women in Tech Cymru annual conference
- We have been hosting EESW Girls Into Engineering university visit days since 2017
- In 2017, Otar Akanyeti and Malcolm Hutchinson started running the Code First: Girls course to teach computing to non-CS students
- Since 2016, we have held events to mark International Women's Day
- Hannah Dee and Helen Miles have been running the BCSWomen Lovelace Colloquium, a national one-day conference for undergraduate women in computing, for over 10 years
- ACS Women: we have a private Facebook group and mailing list which all women in the department are invited to; we hold socials and meet-ups throughout the year
- We have Equalities Champions within our department: Angharad Shaw and Meinir Davies
- We are actively working towards an Athena SWAN bronze award for the Department of Computer Science (Athena SWAN Contact: Christine Zarges)
- Several of our lecturers are part of the University’s Athena SWAN Self-Assessment Team