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04 February 2013
Cardiff University has partnered with London’s Southbank Centre to offer young people in Wales the opportunity to learn more about women and digital technology.
In a competition launched today (Monday 4th February) the University is offering 25 individuals (men and women aged between 18-30) the opportunity to attend the 2013 Women of the World (WOW) Festival, held at the Southbank Centre, where they will discuss women and digital technology and learn about women’s achievements across the world.
Those selected will travel to the festival in March with a group of digital media mentors from Cardiff University and organisations across Wales. They will also contribute to the event programme by sharing their story on the festival’s blog.
After the event the individuals selected will be able to stay connected with those attending the festival by joining an informal mentoring network through Facebook. The aim of the network is to offer people the opportunity to share ideas and experiences as well attend seminars, events and talks.
To be part of this, the first of a number of initiatives being launched by the University as part of its Digital and Social Media Strategy, individuals are asked to share their stories of what it means to be living in a world of digital.
Entrants should create a story or express their thoughts in a creative way about what it is like ‘Living in a World of Digital – Past, Present or Future’. Entries can be submitted in any creative digital format for example video, photography or blog post.
The closing date for entries is midnight on Friday 22nd February 2013.
For further information and to submit your entry visit: www.cardiff.ac.uk/wow2013
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