Sheffield Women in Computer Science Society
The Sheffield Women in Computer Science society (SWiCS) launched in September 2019 with the aim to create a community within the department. The idea began when a group of friends met up to watch a film and started discussing what it's like to be a woman within Computer Science. From there they decided they wanted to get more people together and founded the society.
They started the year with a launch event in Intro Week, helping to welcome first-year students to the Department and the society. Since then, they have hosted several social events (one which included members taking part in a quiz and a cup stacking competition before heading to the pub!) and run a range of talks from industry professionals.
The committee is also involved with outreach work. Some of the members have visited a local school and they are planning to organise more visits in the hope of encouraging young girls into STEM subjects.