Nela’s Chair Report – 22 December 2012

The end of 2012 was super busy indeed ! In November, I attended the 2nd European Gender Summit, which took place at the European Parliament in Brussels. I presented a poster ‘Girls Who Hack are Awesome’ in a Virtual Summit Exhibition, spoke to loads of fascinating women (and men) working at the forefront of gender research in Europe, North and South America and met some nice peeps from the EU Commission!

Representing QMUL at the European Parliament

enjoying amazing architecture ...

and interesting artwork 🙂

In December, we organised a joint Christmas party with WISE@QMUL and the student branch of IEEE (with mulled wine, mince pies and 600 Christmas songs – see pics below) and had a series of lunch-time sessions meeting new members and planning future activities (including assisting with Teen Tech Awards!). Myself, Pollie and Nic are stepping down from our duties as Chair, Communications and Secretary to wrap up our PhD’s from January 2013 (Ilze will still remain as Treasurer), so we also appointed a new Secretary/Comms guru Patricia ! (ps the call for the chair is still open so if you are thinking of applying, get in touch via email at:

Wishing everyone a wonderful Xmas with lots of nice food (and cakes) and looking forward to another AWESOME year!

Go G.Hack !

New G.Hack members Mi and Tian practicing DJ-ing skills !

Last people 'standing' at the end of G.Hack+WISE@QMUL+IEEE Xmas gathering !


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