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CodeFirst: Girls

January 24

We have teamed up with CodeFirst: Girls, again for the Spring semester, to bring this fantastic FREE eight-week coding course!

For female and non-binary students at the University of Edinburgh with little or no experience in coding. Learn a new skill and build a website from scratch! CodeFirst: Girls have taught 5,500 plus women how to code for free and delivered over £3.3 million worth of free coding education!

Learn beginners HTML/CSS coding once a week, in the evenings starting from Wednesday 30th January.

You will learn how to do simple web and computer programming. The courses are very practical and aims to give you skills that you could use at university, in the workplace or your own tech startup. You will have a mix of in-person lectures and tutorials and further homework to practice each week. If you attend all sessions you will receive a certificate at the end you can add to your work portfolio.

Venue: room M2, Appleton Tower

Hurry and apply before the deadline: 24th January


*Not sure if this is for you? We’re joining the Edinburgh University Women in Business group for an intro to CodeFirst: Girls on Wednesday 16th January. Join us from 6pm for more information on this course and hear from the instructors on what to expect! Find out more here. 

Frequently asked questions:

  • Is it possible to do the course online?

No. You will need to attend in person.


  • Why is it only available to female and non-binary students?

These sessions focus on supporting women as there is a specific challenge around getting women into tech and entrepreneurship. In 2017, female programmers and software developers made up only 3.9% of tech and telco professionals in the UK. We hope these courses will help to right the balance.




January 24
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0131 472 4700
The University of Edinburgh

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