School of Computing and Engineering


Encouraging, supporting and celebrating women in STEM

The members of WInSTEM, promoting women in STEM at UWL

WInSTEM is a group of academics in the School of Computing and Engineering at UWL. We have a passion for encouraging women and girls to pursue careers in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM), and particularly our own specialist areas of engineering and technology.

We are in the process of arranging visits to schools around West London, where we’ll be spreading the word to female students about these exciting, dynamic areas. If you’d like your school or college to be part of our women in STEM programme, please contact our Outreach team at

We are also working to turn these pages into an online hub, containing inspiring videos featuring women in STEM, including students, academics and industry professionals. We'll also be producing articles, quizzes and other resources.

You can already test your knowledge of female pioneers of STEM here or watch an interview with UWL Computer Science student Mickey, who explains what she loves about her subject.

So why STEM?

In our view, STEM subjects offer an unbeatable combination of challenge and reward. We asked one current and one former student on our BSc Computer Science course to tell us what they love about their subject:

Mickey, a BSc (Hons) Computer Science studentThe most enjoyable aspect of Computer Science, in my view, is that it combines theory and practice, abstraction and logic. One of the best feelings that kept me eager to continue studying was the satisfaction I got when, after hours of hard work, I finally made my code function as expected.

 - Mickey, BSc (Hons) Computer Science student
Watch an interview with Mickey here.

Mickey, a BSc (Hons) Computer Science studentI successfully finished my studies in Computer Science last year, and now I am working with amazing developers in a professional environment in central London. Working with cutting-edge technology, making things fun, useful, accessible, smart and precise was my dream. 

 - Carmina Matias, a BSc Computer Science graduate (first class), and winner of a British Computer Society award

If you're thinking about studying a STEM-related subject at university, browse our courses at the School of Computing and Engineering here, or choose a link from below to find out more about our work.

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Activities, news and events

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Watch videos, try our quiz

Four members of WInSTEM

Our members and their interests