Videos and Links

International Women’s Day – CEM Panel Discussion

To celebrate this year’s International Women’s Day the Faculty of Computing, Engineering and Media will be holding as panel discussion event hosted by Dr Sarah Jones, Associate PVC Education (Transformation) and Deputy Dean in the Faculty of Computing, Engineering and Media. This all-female panel of alumni, staff and students will come together to discuss this year’s International Women’s Day theme, break the bias. They will share their own personal experiences and views on what can be done to break tackle bias in computing, engineering and media careers and how we can work towards creating more diversity, inclusivity and equitable outcomes.
Panel Members:
Dr Indrani Lahiri, Senior Lecturer in Public Relations
Dr Pamela Hardaker, Associate Professor Student Experience
Lubna Khan, Data Scientist at RM Plc (MSc Data Analytics)
Gemma Redgrave, Marcomms at AKQA (Creative Arts BA (Hons))
Shivani Pandey, MSc Cyber Security
Timilehin Olusa, Electrical and Electronic Engineering BEng (Hons)

Women in CEM – Career Journeys

Hosted by Dr Sarah Jones, Associate PVC Education (Transformation) and Deputy Dean in the Faculty of Computing, Engineering and Media, this all-female alumni panel will discuss their journeys from graduation to working in industry. They will share their own personal experiences of being a woman in CEM and how they overcame any challenges faced, offering advice and guidance to current students who would like to succeed in these industries following their studies.
Panel members:
Abigail Remmer – Digital Publishing Coordinator at University of Warwick
Joanne Mawbey – Test Team Leader at Next
Khusbu Rajendra – DevOps Analyst at Avanade
Leslie-Ann George – Engineering Services Project Manager at Irving Shipbuilding
Rhiannon Williams – Quality and Technical Manager at Amcor

Women in STEM – Skills Session

An informative talk from DMU alumni, Leslie-Ann George, to help you successfully transition from student to STEM professional.

International Women in Engineering Day – Panel Discussion

In celebration of International Women in Engineering Day 2021, the Faculty of Computing, Engineering and Media have held a virtual panel discussion to explore: experiences of being a woman in engineering, challenges the panel have faced and how they have overcome these and what more can be done to encourage more women and girls to get in to STEM subjects.

PLS for Professor Shushma Patel – pro vice for computing/engineering/media

Reflecting on a personal journey that transitioned from a career in microbiology to computing. Was it ‘career by accident’ or planned? Focusing on how my academic training supported the transition from one discipline to another and enabled interdisciplinary working and collaboration. The development of teaching and learning, student engagement, research and international collaborations. Bio Professor Shushma Patel joined De Montfort University in November 2020 as Pro Vice Chancellor and Dean, Faculty of Computing, Engineering and Media. Prior to this, she held various roles at London South Bank University, including Director of Research & Enterprise and Director of Education & Student Experience. She has led University wide initiatives in research & enterprise and learning & teaching. She holds a BSc (Hons) degree in Life Sciences from what is now University of Westminster and a PhD from the Faculty of Medicine (Institute of Dermatology), University of London. Her academic training has enabled her to lead interdisciplinary research in computing. She has worked with industry, in media, technology, music and manufacturing, on applied research projects to enable companies to exploit new concepts and technologies, and maintain a competitive advantage. As a researcher, she also collaborates with international partners on funded research projects and knowledge valorisation. Shushma is passionate about promoting equality, diversity and inclusion. She has actively promoted women in STEM and leadership. She is a Chartered IT Professional, Fellow of the British Computer Society (BCS), Principal Fellow of the Higher Education Academy and a National Teaching Fellow. She is an expert evaluator for H2020, a member of the BCS Academic Accreditation Committee and a QAA Quality and Standards Reviewer. She was a TEF subject panel assessor for engineering and technology.

Women In Work: Get Career Inspired

During this event four ambitious career driven women who have very different career paths and life experiences share their views. They talk about their challenges, the decisions they have had to make and how they motivated themselves to keep going to get to where they are.