Meri Williams graduated from the Department of Computer Science, University of Bath in 2005 and is now the CTO of Healx; an AI-powered, patient-inspired technology company. Meri’s career has spanned development, agile and product management, mostly in engineering leadership roles. She’s led teams ranging from 30 to 300 at places like Monzo, Procter & Gamble, the Government Digital Service and a range of start-ups.
Meri is a published author, international speaker, Chair of @TheLeadDev conference, and Tech Advisor for Kindred VC. She also holds board trustee roles at Stonewall (the UK’s leading LGBT+ rights charity) and One Goes Up (a micro-charity focused on helping young women in South Africa start STEM careers), as well as sponsoring Women & Enby in Computer Science scholarships at the University of Bath.
The recipient of the scholarship will be awarded up to £3,000 a year for 3 years of study.
Bursaries are usually paid in three equal instalments every academic year. For the 2021/22 academic year the payment dates are:
- 12 December 2021
- 16 February 2022
- 27 April 2022
To be eligible, you must:
- be a new first year Home undergraduate student starting full-time studies in 2021
- be starting a a course in the Department of Computer Science
- identify as a woman or non-binary person
In addition, preference may be given to applicants who meet one or more of the following criteria:
those who are eligible for and have a student loans household income assessment of £42,875 or below and/or
your home address is in an area where there is a low participation of young people progressing into higher education
your home address is considered to be in an area of general disadvantage according to Indices of Multiple Deprivation
you or your family receive a state means-tested benefit
you have an Access to HE Diploma
you are a care leaver
you are irreconcilably estranged from your parents or guardians
you are a Young Carer
you are a refugee or asylum seeker
See our terms and conditions for more information
The application consists of only two main questions, so it won't take long to complete. We'd like to hear about your experience as a woman/ non-binary student, and what you would do to promote equality, diversity and inclusion within the Department of Computer Science at Bath.
All applications will be assessed by a panel of department staff and reviewed in conjunction with data from the scholarships and bursaries team. One candidate will then be notified and awarded the scholarship in Autumn 2021.
Applications are now open and will close on Sunday 3rd October 2021.