Year 11 Trip - EY Women in Tech Day

On Wednesday 18th October Ms Lawes took her Y11 GCSE class to the ‘EY Women in Tech Day – Evolving the Future’. EY is a multinational professional services firm that provides advice and services to different businesses across the world. We learnt about the important role that IT and computing has in the company and the different paths you can take to work in a company such as this e.g. via university, work placements and apprenticeships. We had a good day and learnt a lot.     We found the first talk very interesting as it was actually about the tech industry and how more women are needed in this field; a robot presented some of this! In the afternoon there was a competition and an open mic session – Aya B and Shazori asked really good questions and Tooba won a prize for guessing that Amazon was the longest running internet company compared to Google and Ebay. The last session was presented by a PHD student who studied materials – she did several experiments many of which involved using chocolate!