The BCSWomen Undergraduate Lovelace Colloquium

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University of Leeds, 16 April 2009

This one day, UK-wide event for women students of computing has talks from industry and academia, a poster contest for students original work, a careers advice panel session and an evening social. It is free to attend and travel money is available for poster contest entrants.

Poster presenters this year will be coming from all over the UK (including some from Scotland and Northern Ireland), and we have speakers from Microsoft, IBM and Google. We've got a great programme lined up - check the programme page for details.

Any students wishing to come along should email Hannah Dee on The day is free, but places are limited, please do not just "turn up".

The event will be held in Electrical Engineering - in the Rhodes lecture theatre and the foyer. This is on Woodhouse Lane and fairly easy to find. Check out this city map with location, landmark and bus stops marked.

Aims and overview

Ada Lovelace

This is a one-day event open to all undergraduate women in computing and related disciplines in the UK. The day involves two poster competitions (with real cash prizes), speakers from industry and academia, and will conclude with a social event (featuring cake). It's named after Ada Lovelace (pictured right), a computing pioneer.

The aims of this event are:

Women wanting to attend should submit a poster abstract (see the poster competition page for details). We hope to be able to offer travel assistance to those coming from farther afield, and if demand is great we will distribute this based upon the quality of the abstracts.

Supported by...

The BCSWomen Undergraduate Lovelace Colloquium is organised by The University of Leeds and BCSWomen. Primary sponsors are:

Google The University of Leeds School of Computing

Active Learning In Computing (ALIC) CETL

Additional support in 2009 will come from:

Women in technologyYorkshire Water

Any companies or organisations who would like to contribute to the 2009 event in any way (for example, by offering a student travel bursary or two allowing more undergraduates to attend) please contact A limited amount of stall space is available during the lunch period and evening social for sponsoring companies interested in meeting the cream of the UK's women computing undergraduates.

Additional support in 2008 was been given by:

Shell IBM Women in technologyYorkshire Water