Falmouth University’s ‘venture studio’, Launchpad, has partnered with Code First Girls as part of its commitment to support more women into the tech industry.

The partnership will offer free part-time remote coding courses for women and non-binary students at Launchpad and Falmouth University.

James Murray, head of the Launchpad programme, said: “It’s common knowledge there’s a lack of diversity in the tech industry. We’re totally committed to bridging that gap and empowering under-represented minorities to realise their potential, embark on a career in tech and make a global impact.

“We’re excited by this partnership, along with our recent collaboration with Software Cornwall, this further brings together sector expertise and unrivalled opportunities for our Launchpad community.”

Anna Brailsford, CEO of Code First Girls, said: “We’re delighted to support the Launchpad Programme and all the entrepreneurs, innovators and inventors at Falmouth University through our Coding Kickstarter classes. A career in technology and entrepreneurship is one of the most rewarding paths you can take and I am personally so excited to see the impact that this partnership will have on the woman and non-binary tech leaders of the future.”

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