Computing and Communications student's success showcases women in science

28 January 2019 09:57
Megan Borland standing proud after winning the Ede & Ravenscroft Women into Science accolade for her department stood next to Professor Adrian Friday and Dr Paul Rayson.
L-R: Head of Department for the School of Computing and Communications, Professor Adrian Friday, Megan Borland and Director of Studies, Dr Paul Rayson

A computing and communications student in the Faculty of Science and Technology at Lancaster University has been rewarded a prestigious prize for high achieving female students studying science and STEM-related subjects.

Former Burford High School student Megan Borland has been awarded a Women into Science (2018) accolade, and £600, by Ede & Ravenscroft, who supply robes for Lancaster University students during graduation.

The prize aims to draw upon the success of females in science subjects by showcasing their outstanding academic performance.

Miss Borland, who studies for a BSc (Hons) Computer Science degree at Lancaster University, said: “It means the world to me to win this prize; I always enjoyed learning about Information Technology (IT) having studying it at A-level, but it wasn’t my strongest subject.

“Winning this prize has shown me that I have the ability to excel in something I enjoy, which is definitely the case with my degree.

“My course offers a wide variety of exciting modules, in my first year I focused on integrating my maths and IT skills in to computer science which helped me develop core knowledge for the rest of degree.

“I’m currently in my second year, which has enabled me to learn key skills in interface design. I’ve found this topic incredibly interesting and has made me seriously consider taking this subject up as a career after university.

“I love Lancaster University because of the exciting modules and the campus is such a beautiful place; it really feels like home”.

The Head of Department for the School of Computing and Communications at Lancaster University, Professor Adrian Friday, said: “We’re absolutely delighted to see Megan’s outstanding performance recognised in his way.

“Her passion, hard work and dedication should serve as an inspiration to anyone considering studying computer science and Megan should be rightly proud of her achievement.”

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