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Women in STEM Wikipedia Edit-a-thon

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Department of Computer Science, University of Cambridge

 

**No experience required**

 

Recent studies have found that somewhere between 84% and 91% of Wikipedia editors are male and that only 17.7% of Wikipedia biographies written in English are about women. We think this should change.

 

Wikipedia is one of the most-used websites in the world, and is an important resource for science. This hands-on event will teach you how to edit and add to Wikipedia, with examples for you to work with on the day – so can contribute to and improve the coverage of notable underrepresented female scientists on Wikipedia.

 

As part of the event, we will have a range of volunteers on hand to support your editing and to provide you with opportunities to chat with similarly passionate females and hear more about their experiences. The day will conclude with a ‘Careers in STEM’ panel with inspiring female figures from across the University of Cambridge.

 

This is a free event, with lunch being provided as part of the day. We do ask that attendees make their own way to and from the venue, but attendees who travel using public transport will be able to claim up to £20.00 after the event to reimburse any travel expenses. To be eligible for this event you must:

 

  • Identify as female or non-binary

  • Be attending a UK State School

  • Currently be in Year 10, 11 or 12

 

If the event is oversubscribed, we will select students based on contextual information provided as part of the application process. Full details of this can be found on the application form.

 

Applications close midnight on Sunday 2 June.

We will notify all students of the outcome by Monday 10 June.

There will be a photographer on the day, so if you are willing to appear in photographs please complete and upload the below Parent Consent Form as part of your application.

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Parent Consent Form

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