MPLS Outreach Award
In recognition of my commmitment to increasing the number of women in STEM related subjects and my role as a Widening Participation Mentor, Computer Science Ambassador and a STEM ambassador, I was awarded one of the university's first awards aimed at rewarding dedicated individuals who help introduce a new generation of women to STEM subjects.
Google Women in Tech Travel Grant
In May 2014, I was successful in securing one of three travel scholarships from Europe, the Middle East and Asia to attend the "Hack in the Box" Conference in Amsterdam from 29-30 May 2014. The prize included an all expenses paid trip to the conference in addition to private networking events with Facebook and Google.
High Sheriff Award
In 2008, after my teaching success with Dyfed & Glamorgan ACF, I won the high sherriff award. This was one of only 3 awards for under 25s across the two counties and was awarded in recognition of my achievements within the ACF as well as my instructional ability gained after completing numerous teaching and leadership courses.
London Academy of Music and Dramatic Arts (LAMDA) Finalist
In June 2008, after completing 3 grade 8 exams in 18 months, I was successful in being placed one of the top 5 public speakers in the UK (see article online here). In the final competition in October 2014, I came second in the UK and had my certificate presented by Actress Michelle Collins. My success story led to me being invited to form one of the 5 students across the UK chosen to create the new publication material for potential students.
Cambridge Union Debating Semi-finalist
In September 2007, along with a fellow student at St Michael's School, we competed in the Cambridge Union Debating Competition. Despite only recently beginning formal training, we were successful in competing our way into the semi-finals where we were narrowly beaten by Cheltenham Ladies College.