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We’re giving everyone the opportunity to sample the unique TechUP experience with our new free TechUPWomen taster course.


Currently, women make up only 17 per cent of the technology sector workforce, significantly lower than most other UK sectors. Funded by the Office for Students, through the Institute of Coding, the TechUP initiative and the TechUPWomen Taster Course aims to address this shortage by training those who want to start a career in the tech sector, particularly those from underserved communities.

The Taster Course is open to anyone who is starting their journey into tech and would like to sample the TechUP experience, whilst getting an introduction into Machine Learning.

What does the course include?

Image shows a row of diverse TechUPWomen smiling at something off screenCourse participants will learn about the basics of Machine Learning in two introductory chapters produced by Edge Hill University and will experience a confidence building session ‘Unleash Your Inner Super(s)hero, ran by Adah Parris, Futurist, Cultural Strategist, Systems Designer and Artist.

Course participants will also get a chance to hear about the journey and experiences of the 2019/20 TechUPWomen cohort. All of the training is completed online, allowing participants to fit learning around current commitments.


Image shows a woman with blonde curly hair with a thumbs up smiling in front of her computer screen which shows the TechUPWomen Taster Course welcome screenCommunity is a significant part of the TechUP experience and we love to hear about your course journey and progress.  Remember to share this with us using #TechUPOnline, Alternatively, if you’re further on in your journey join us in cheering our participants on as they take the first steps on their tech journey.

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TechUP is led by Durham University in partnership with three universities and 16 companies in the technology industry.

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