Below are a list of societies, networks, events and funding sources that promote diversity and inclusion. If you are aware of any further groups to add to the list, please send them to

Societies and networks:

  • Big Sister, Little Sister – is a student-run network in the School of Computing Sciences at UEA, which was set up in response to the underrepresentation of women across the sector.  It is a programme that connects new female students to 2nd/3rd year and postgraduate female students - an excellent way for 1st year “little sisters” to get support from their more experienced peers, the “big sisters”. For more information, please contact
  • ResNet - is a network promoting gender equality and fairness across UEA and the Norwich Research Park. Events are open to everyone (staff and students) and aim to provide inspiration, information and support.
  • BCS Women: a BCS Specialist Group that provides networking opportunities for all BCS professional women working in IT around the world.
  • WISE: works with business, education and industry to increase the participation, contribution and success of women in STEM. Their website includes a list of organisations offering funding for women.
  • SyncDevelopHer: a group based in Norwich that promotes gender equality in the technology industry through networking and events.
  • CygnetS jiscmail: a network of support and information for those with an interest in gender equality, diversity and inclusion in computer science and related departments.

Annual events:

  • Women of the Future: the John Innes Centre hold an annual event for Year 10 girls from across the region to inspire them about a career in Science.
  • DevelopHer Awards: annual awards ceremony recognising women who work in the technology sector in East Anglia.
  • BCSWomen Lovelace Colloquium: to provide a forum for undergraduate women and masters students to share their ideas and network, it provides a stimulating series of talks from women in computing and advice on careers. 
  • Women in IT Awards: the world’s largest tech diversity event.
  • Women in Data Science (WiDS) Conference: aims to inspire and educate data scientists worldwide, regardless of gender, and support women in the field. 
  • London Hopper Colloquium: is a free one-day event celebrating the achievements of women in the field of computer science and technology, aiming to bring together different areas of the discipline to discuss their research, exchange ideas and inspire the next generation.

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