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Meri Williams Scholarship

Open to women and non-binary students starting a full-time undergraduate course in the Department of Computer Science, September 2022.

Meri Williams, a woman with short red hair and glasses, talking at 'Thinking Digital Women' conference in 2016
Meri Williams talking at the 'Thinking Digital Women' conference in 2016

Meri Williams

Meri Williams graduated from the Department of Computer Science, University of Bath in 2005 and is now the CTO of Healx; an AI-powered, patient-inspired technology company. Meri’s career has spanned development, agile and product management, mostly in engineering leadership roles. She’s led teams ranging from 30 to 300 at places like Monzo, Procter & Gamble, the Government Digital Service and a range of start-ups.

Meri is a published author, international speaker, Chair of @TheLeadDev conference, and Tech Advisor for Kindred VC. She also holds board trustee roles at Stonewall (the UK’s leading LGBT+ rights charity) and One Goes Up (a micro-charity focused on helping young women in South Africa start STEM careers), as well as sponsoring Women & Enby in Computer Science scholarships at the University of Bath.

The Scholarship

The recipient of the scholarship will be awarded up to £3,000 a year for 3 years of study.

Bursaries are usually paid in three equal instalments every academic year in December, February and April.
Payment dates for the 2022/23 academic year are:

  • 7 December 2022
  • 15 February 2023
  • 27 April 2023

Eligibility criteria

To be eligible, you must:

  • be a new first year Home undergraduate student starting full-time studies in 2022
  • be starting a a course in the Department of Computer Science
  • identify as a woman or non-binary person

In addition, preference may be given to applicants who meet one or more of the following criteria:

See our terms and conditions for more information

The application

The application consists of only two main questions, so it won't take long to complete. We'd like to hear about your experience as a woman/ non-binary student, and what you would do to promote equality, diversity and inclusion within the Department of Computer Science at Bath.

All applications will be assessed by a panel of department staff and reviewed in conjunction with data from the scholarships and bursaries team. One candidate will then be notified and awarded the scholarship in Autumn 2022.

Applications are now open and will close on Sunday 9th October 2022.

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Contact us

To query your eligibility please get in touch with the Scholarships & Bursaries team, for any other queries please contact the Department of Computer Science.