And the winner of the Highly Commended WISE Leadership award goes to…Nela Brown, Chair of WISE@QMUL 2012

WISE are proud to announce the three highly commended and ten winners of the 2013 WISE Awards who received their awards from HRH The Princess Royal at the ceremony at the Science Museum on 14th November.

The QMUL team—Prof Ursula Martin, Prof Edmund Robinson, Katja Knecht (MAT/G.Hack), Ann-Louise Anderson (SEMS/WISE@QMUL) and Nela Brown (CogSci/G.Hack)—and their guests Steven Brown, Prof Caroline Wardle and Dr Rona Ramsey had a wonderful evening at the stunning venue.


Science Museum: what a great venue for the 2013 WISE Awards

Nela and Ursula (nominees for Leader Award and Lifetime Achievement Award) had the great honour of meeting all the other incredible nominees, as well as shaking hands and chatting with the amazing HRH The Princess Royal, who is a big supporter of WISE!

Nela.. Making the HRH Princess Royal laugh!

Nela making the HRH Princess Royal laugh during meet and greet!

We managed to bring one award ‘home’ this time (Highly Commended WISE Leader Award) and are certainly planning to be back next year and win more awards to flag the good work the female members of staff and students are doing at QMUL with the invaluable support from their departments.

A big thank you to Bertille for doing all the paperwork and putting forward the QMUL nominees and to Ursula (an amazing supporter of WISE@QMUL and G.Hack activities from the very start), who besides being nominated for the lifetime achievement award also miraculously managed to raise funds for a QMUL dedicated table! What a star!

The Highly Commended WISE Leader Award was given in the recognition of all the amazing things Nela has managed to achieve with the G.Hack, WISE@QMUL and Flossie teams in the past few years so she sends out a huge thank you to all the ladies who have worked with her on these projects and supported her over the years, and with whom she would like to share this award with!

An obligatory (unofficial) photo is below with representatives of QMUL. Click here for more official photos.

Bertille Calinaud (QMUL Diversity Manager), Katja Knecht (MAT / G.Hack), Nela Brown, (CogSci / G.Hack), Ann-Louise Anderson (SEMS / WISE@QMUL)

Left to right: Bertille Calinaud (QMUL Diversity Manager), Katja Knecht (MAT/G.Hack), Nela Brown, (CogSci/G.Hack), Ann-Louise Anderson (SEMS/WISE@QMUL)

Looking forward to next year!

23rd Feb 2011: Joint outing to Science Museum

WISE@QMUL and the QMUL IEEE Student Branch are holding a joint event and are going to the Science Museum Late this Wednesday, 23rd February 2011.

The theme of this month’s Science Museum Late is “The Science of Happiness”. You can select a variety of events including Silent Disco, Cockroach Tour, Launchpad gallery etc. For further details, please visit the Science Museum website. There will also an optional social event afterwards if you want to hang out with people after the visit.

The IEEE Student Branch will pay for your trip expense (up to £5) if you become a IEEE student member (between 14th and 22nd February) and go for this visit. If you wonder what you can benefit you can by becoming a member, you can check their website for a detailed explanation.

We will head to the Science Museum at about 6 pm on 23rd February. Email peggie.zhang [at] or xian.zhang [at] to register.