1st September 2004
One of only two women on a course dominated by men, she is also partially sighted and was told by her school that she would be unable to pursue a career in computing because of her disability.
But she proved her doubters wrong by gaining a first-class
degree in Computer Software Development at the university’s
“I was one of only two girls on my course, which was a bit scary being surrounded by loads of lads,” says Lisa (24), who comes from Hucknall in Nottinghamshire.
“I am also visually impaired and was told while at school I could not study something such as computing which would require the need for exact eyesight.
“However I have managed it – it was a struggle but I am proud to say I worked extremely hard and gained the first I had dreamed of.”
Lisa made such an impact at university that she became a student representative and subject board representative for the Faculty of Applied Computing Sciences.
She has been asked to produce a paper for a conference in
She will collect her degree at an awards ceremony at
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