JHIT Conference

jhit conference_4novA 3 day free IT conference with a theme: Information technology: Breaking Barriers from 2-4 November 2017.  The event is open to Brunel students who have an interest in or are studying towards a degree in the business or information technology discipline. As well as gaining knowledge it will be a great opportunity to network, meet professionals who are already working in the industry and to form and build new relationships.

There will be a keynote speech by John Morton (CEO of CPM and a founder to three technology start-ups), talks and workshops that are industry-focused and interactive, on a wide range of industry subjects and topics: Cyber Security & Your Digital Footprint, GDPR, Agile Delivery, Big Data, Software Development, Develop Hub, Hackathon, Web Site Design Workshop and a CV clinic.  The conference is supported by the British Computer Society (BCS) who have contributed speakers.

Find out about the speakers, registration and workshops scheduled for the conference.

‘Women In’ Insight Days

Schroders’ London Office

“What on earth is an ‘Asset Manager’? Is it like a bank?”
“You’ve got to be amazing at maths to work in investment management, haven’t you?”
“What does ‘a career in finance’ actually mean?”
“I’d really like to apply to work in Asset Management, but my degree won’t be relevant sadly.”

If any of the above sound like YOU, then you definitely need to attend one of Schroders’ upcoming careers events! A truly global asset manager who manage almost £300 billion on behalf of institutional investors, retail investors, financial institutions and high net worth clients from around the world, Schroders still retains its collaborative culture and family feel, being still 40% owned by the Schroder family.

Crucially, Schroders are passionate about increasing their gender diversity. These events are entirely gender focused and are for female candidates in their penultimate year looking for a Summer Internship and to find out more!

Key Information

Where? Schroders, 31 Gresham St, London EC2V 7QA
When? 7 (Investments) or 13 November (Technology & Data Insights) – 10.45am-3:00pm
What? There will be a talk, a Q&A panel, lunch & networking
Why? These events aims to dispel all the myths surrounding: careers in finance, asset management etc. and are fantastic opportunities to:

  • meet partners, key hiring managers and senior individuals at Schroders
  • get a feel for the culture and environment
  • ask as many questions as you can..!

I study a business/management related or arts subject and am interested in finance……  Sign up here ASAP and certainly before the closing date of 23 October 2017

I study a STEM subject and am interested in technology.…..  Sign up here ASAP and certainly before the closing date of 23 October 2017 Continue reading


6-7 October 2017
Friday: 9.30am-5.30pm
Saturday: 9.30am-4.30pm

Designed for teachers in the early years to secondary school/sixth form age-group it aims to bridge the gap between technology, the curriculum and learning by demonstrating how technology can support and drive engagement in the classroom.

The event will showcase the latest products and services while delivering over 40 seminars, master classes and exhibitor demo sessions.

IT & Technology Graduate Careers Fair

Technical or non-technical graduate, postgraduate  (including master’s and PhD) or undergraduate?  The Fair is an opportunity to explore your options for a graduate career, placement or internship, including roles in software development, marketing, consulting, project management, business development, customer support and analysis of how people interact with the technology around them.  The event includes ‘Careers for women in tech and consulting’.

East Wintergardens, Canary Wharf, London
4 October 2017
Find out more and register

Access Accenture with

Women in Technology Autumn Event
When: Thursday 28 September 2017
Where: The Shard, London
Find out more and register

Open to females who have already graduated and are interested in working with one of the most advanced technology consulting companies, delivering innovative solutions for clients across a range of industries globally. Get an insight into Accenture’s grad schemes:

  • Software Engineering Graduate Programme
  • Technology Architecture Graduate Programme

You don’t need to have a computer science degree but you must be able to demonstrate a real passion for technology and have a good knowledge of a minimum of two coding languages. You must also be willing to try new things, a passion for self-improvement and a strong work ethic!

Code First: Girls

Code First: Girls, Campus London 4th Floor, 4-5 Bonhill St, Shoreditch, London EC2A 4BX

Code First: Girls, a not-for-profit social enterprise with a mission to get more women into technology, will be running a free part-time beginner’s coding course in Beginner’s HTML/CSS course on campus for Brunel University Students on Wednesdays, 6:00-8:00pm, 11 October-29 November 2017.

This course is open to female students enrolled at the university and will teach you the basics of coding. Please make your application here.  Applications close on Monday 25 September 2017.

Best wishes
The CF:G Team

Keen to code?

So, fancy yourself as a bit of a keyboard wizard, and want to hone your knowledge into a career in coding? Well, we thought we would look through and discuss some of the various routes you can go down.

Web Dev:

A front-end developer is responsible for everything that a user sees on a web page, writing the code that runs on their browsers. To be a successful front-end you need to have a great understanding of HTML, CSS and JavaScript at the least, but there is also a range of other coding languages you can learn to further hone your skills. To complement this, you’ll also need an understanding of web design and user experience.

On the other end of the spectrum, you have a back-end developer who is responsible for everything that runs on the server behind the scenes. On-top of HTTPS & Java knowledge you’ll have to learn more specific forms of coding such as python, PHP & Ruby.

You can also merge these to become a full-stack developer, who is responsible for all aspects of web development.

Android & iOS dev:

Perhaps you’re more of the Candy Crush type and find yourself wondering how these apps are built, then look no further than a career in app development. You’re pretty much limited to two paths here; IOS & Android (there are others but these are the major players). For IOS you will need to learn how to use X-Code to develop using Apple’s Swift language. For Android, it’s a bit more like web dev, and you’ll need to learn to program in Java using Android Studios, and who knows maybe you’ll make the next flappy bird.

This article was written by Patrick Lawther from Jolt.co.uk. To get more info on a future in coding such as wages, progression and a list of resources check out their handy career guide.guestpost