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TechUP In Focus


TechUP In Focus

Learn more about the impact of our programmes and the achievements of our Alumnae

TechUP in numbers

Over the last five years, TechUP has proudly delivered four industry-relevant programmes as part of the TechUPWomen and TechUPTraining brands.

So far, over 320 participants have enrolled:

  • 94%
    women or non-binary
  • 52%
    from ethnic minorities
  • 30%
    with declared disabilities
  • 20%
    identified as LGBTQ+
  • 38%
    with caring responsibilities

Within the tracking period for each programme:

  • 68%
    participants completed their courses
  • 44%
    had a new job or promotion
  • 57%
    enrolled in further education



TechUP and and its alumnae have been recognised for their achievements through numerous award wins, nominations, and speaking opportunities

  • Shortlisted for the Durham University Teaching and Learning Award in the Outstanding Contribution to EDI category (2024)
  • Shortlisted in the Tech For Good category for the Women in IT Awards – UK Edition (2024)
  • Winner in the Student Experience – University Sector category for the Educate North Awards (2024)
  • Shortlisted in the Innovation category for the Northern Power Women Awards (2020)
  • Nominated for a TechWomen100 Award (2020)
  • Commended in the Skills Developer category for the Dynamo Awards (2020)
  • Winner in the Diversity and Inclusion category at the Dynamo Awards (2020)
  • Nominated in the Skills category for the Equals in Tech Awards (2020)
  • Nominated in the Education category for the Tech4Good Awards (2020)
  • Winner in the Employment and Skills category at the Digital Agenda Impact Awards (2020)
  • Nominated in the Community Organisation category at the National Diversity Awards (2020)
  • Highly commended in the Technical and Commercial category at the Durham University Impact and Engagement Awards (2019)

Participant Stories