Go_girl project receives new funding

Friday, February 24, 2017

Category: News

The Department’s Go_girl: code+create project, funded in its first year by a University’s IT Innovation Challenges award, has received funding from Goldman Sachs Gives.

The interdisciplinary research project complements existing programmes aimed at widening access to the University of Oxford and is run in partnership with the Oxfordshire County Council, through youth worker Mel Jewell.

The generous donation from Goldman Sachs Gives will allow the GoGirl research project to progress, enabling the scheme to extend to a second cohort of participants and work to commence on producing a model to be rolled out across the UK.

Jo Hannaford, Partner at Goldman Sachs, said: ‘Providing young women from disadvantaged backgrounds with technical skills is an important mission and one that serves to level the playing field. Through taking part in the programme, these young women will gain highly sought after technical skills which we hope will empower them and open doors to greater opportunities.’