Fiona Carroll

Outreach



I am passionate about getting more girls into computing sectors and supporting women in IT.



Graphic taken at USW



As a latecomer to technology, I understand some of the feelings of ambivalence that young girls might have towards the study of computing and careers in technology generally. Whilst at school, I was the girl who steered well clear of the subject; technology wasn’t even on my radar. Now, as someone who has worked in tech for over 15 years, I am the person who is very keen to encourage more girls into computing and IT.

Graphic taken from Cardiffmet Intranet







Recent Outreach work with Cardiffmet University


  • 2021 to present: Working with three Cardiff Met University female students to set up the first Welsh/ UK student chapter with WICYS. The aim is to encourage more girls into Cyber.
  • 2021: Supporting (with project management) a group of secondary girls for a F1 Schools STEM Challenge. They are through to the world platform.
  • 2020 to present: Working as an ambassador with the CyberFirst to engage more children into Cyber.
  • 2020 to present: Working with First Campus to develop a project to engage children into programming.
  • 2020 to present: Working with colleges in the Grŵp Llandrillo Menai on an Engineering Education Scheme Wales (EESW) Project on Green Computing.
  • November and December 2020: Undertook a series Cardiff Met series of guest lectures on ‘Computing and Interaction’, ‘Computing and Creativity’ and ‘Women in Robotics’ for schools.
  • November 2020: Undertook a Cardiff Met Q&A session on 'Computing with Creative Design' and 'Computing for Interaction' for school Kids.



  • CyberGirls Workshop Cyber Security Workshop

  • 2019/2020: Techniquest and Girls-Who-Code . Working with Techiquest and Girls-Who-Code, two Cardiffmet Students were mentored to work in local Cardiff schools.
  • 26th February 2020: St David's Catholic College Vocations Festival promotion of Cardiffmet School of Technologies
  • 9th and 16th October 2019: SIP Workshops See graphics above for details
  • 9th July 2019: Y Ferch o'r Sger primary school (1 hour session) with year 5 on robotics (18 pupils participated).
  • 28th June 2019: Careers Wales at Cardiffmet University (6 and half hour session) with 50 career teachers on Cyber Security from 10am to 4:30pm.
  • 19th June 2019: Widening Participation Robotics summer school (5 hour session) with adults on robotics from 10-3pm at Cardiffmet University.
  • 13th February 2019: Llanishen High school (1 hour session) on theoretical cyber awareness (25-30 pupils participated).
  • 24th October 2018: Y Ferch o'r Sger primary school (1 hour session) on cybercrime (15 pupils participated).