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Top CV Tips for the UK Global Talent Visa #TechNationVisa

When I help applicants with the criteria and documents for the Stage 1 endorsement for the UK Global Talent Visa in Digital Technologies (formerly Tier 1 Exceptional Talent Visa) #TechNationVisa, one of the documents that must be submitted for assessment is a 3 page CV. The CV review is one of the most valuable drafting exercises that we go through. If you google how to…

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What is the UK Global Talent Visa in Digital Technology? #TechNationVisa

The Global Talent Visa in Digital Technology #TechNationVisa (formerly Tier 1 Exceptional Talent Visa) is a special visa introduced by the UK Government to allow highly skilled entrepreneurs and talent in the digital technology sector the right to live and work in the UK for up to five years. It is a two stage process where the applicant must first be endorsed by Tech Nation with exceptional talent or exceptional promise before they can apply for…

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Am I Eligible? | Global Talent Visa in Digital Technology

Since I received my endorsement for exceptional talent and receiving my #TechNationVisa, there have been many changes since 2016. The most recent change occurred from 1 December 2020. One of the notable changes that has been very helpful are the eligibility requirements for the #TechNationVisa. Tech Nation has now made it very clear in their guidelines by specifically listing the occupations that are not eligible…

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Changes to the Tier 1 Exceptional Talent Visa | Global Talent Visa #TechNationVisa

On 30 January 2020, the UK Government confirmed that a new Global Talent Visa will take effect from 20 February 2020. This new Global Talent Visa replaces the Tier 1 Exceptional Talent Visa that has been in existence since 2014. Why the Change?These reforms follow an announcement by the UK Prime Minister on 8 August 2019, setting out the Government’s intention to develop a new…

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How Cisco and Women of Wearables collaborated to inspire 62 future girls in tech

During the February 2017 school holidays, 44 girls in London and 18 girls aged 16-18 in Manchester were chosen from a number of applicants vying for a spot on the Cisco Pathway to Your Future work experience program. It was a pilot that Cisco decided to run especially for girls to address the lack of women in IT. Pathway to Your Future is a four…

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Wearable Tech Workshop | Manchester

After turning our gloves into smart gloves and designing our light up pencil cases, we invited our special women in Manchester to try their hand in creating their own wearable projects. It felt like a mini factory in our office when we hand made and hand sewed our pencil cases using our trusty sewing machine to design bespoke pencil cases. It was all worth it…

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Wearable Tech Workshops with FDisrupters Liverpool

After securing funding from Awesome Liverpool we were able to deliver our wearable tech halloween workshops to FDisrupter girls aged 14-18 in Liverpool. The location was at Launch22, a fantastic incubator space for start ups and early entrepreneurs space to grow. Rachael Yeung and I started the workshop by providing the girls with an overview of the wearable tech fashion industry and showed them how…

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WOW Talks | Women in Tech event London

Wearable Tech assistant Rachael Yeung exhibited at the WOW Talks TV’s first women in tech event on 20th September 2016 in London. Here is Rachael’s account of it all. Setting up the exhibit space in the morning with our brand new display banner as we braced ourselves for the crowd of inspiration hungry school pupils to arrive.  We were informed that there would be 400…

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How we won funding to deliver Wearable Tech Workshops

CEO, Debbie Edwards of FDisrupters, a start-up in Liverpool approached Women of Wearables to deliver our wearable tech workshop. The goal was to inspire 10 young girls aged 14-18 in her 14 week pilot program of workshops on confidence, self belief and tech skills. As with most challenges start-ups face, Debbie was waiting for funding to enable us to deliver our workshops. Our Wearable Tech Assistant,…

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How 35 Kids Learnt About Wearable Tech in Manchester

After successfully winning funding from the Trafford Housing Trust, we delivered wearable tech workshops at Sale Library in Manchester to 35 kids (and some adults!) over the February school holidays. Our wearable tech workshops enabled girls (as well as boys, mums, dads and grandmas) learn how to make their very own light up bracelets using conductive thread to build a circuit and sew the LEDs into the bracelets….

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