Last week (Thursday 4 April 2024) several University of Bath students (both UG and PGT) attended the Lovelace Colloquium at the University of Liverpool, a one-day conference for female and non-binary students. The Lovelace Colloquium has been running for 17 years and is sponsored by the BCS. About 135 students from universities around the UK were in attendance.

Each student had to submit a 250 word abstract, and those that were selected presented a poster at the event.

One of our first year students, Maddie Plested, won the First Year prize for her entry, a scathing denunciation of a previous flawed study attempting to use AI to determine if someone might be gay.

Senior Lecturer Dr Jo Hyde said: "The University of Bath had the largest contingent, which is a reflection of the overall quality of submissions from the Department of Computer Science. Overall it was a fantastic event, and it was great to see so many of our first year students taking part, since they are so early in their journey".

The Department helped our students to attend by covering travel costs to Liverpool and the accommodation in Liverpool was provided by the BCS. We hope to be able to attend further events in the future.