2008 Systers Pass It On Award Winner
WSET Newsletter: Producing it for ourselves
Project Description: Cornelia formed a Women in Computing group at University of Lincoln and successfully obtained funding from the UK Resource Centre for Women in Science Engineering and Technology(SET) under their “SET for Work” scheme to fund the development of cross year mentoring. They are in the process of making the WSET group self-supporting through a variety of fundraising activities. They are also in the process of producing their own newsletter rather than having it produced professionally, to lower the cost. The advantages of producing the newsletter by WSET members themselves will be increasing their sense of ownership, providing a great experience, building community spirit, and a sense of achievement. Her PIO award will be used to ensure the WSET newsletter’s continuation as Cordelia, assisted by post-graduate students, trains students in bringing its production in-house.