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Volunteer instructors needed for Code First: Girls course in Autumn 2019

Coders - we need you!

Careers and Employability Centre are on the hunt for volunteer instructors who are passionate about increasing diversity in tech to teach the Code First: Girls coding course at Sussex.

We are delighted to continue our partnership with Code First: Girls to deliver the fourth free coding course for Sussex students who identify as female or non-binary.

Autumn term course
The course is scheduled to run for eight weeks, one evening a week for two hours per session. Sessions will run from 6.30pm to 8.30pm at the University, between Thursday 24 October and Thursday 12 December 2019.

The course teaches front-end web development, including HTML/CSS, Bootstrap, JavaScript and JQuery, and GitHub. You must be familiar with these languages. At the end of the eight weeks students will have learnt how to build a website.

All material and structure for the course are provided and you will be given a briefing before the course starts.

Key benefits of volunteering with Code First: Girls

  • Access to a network of supportive instructors (350+) and learners (3,500+) across the country, including contacts at organisations such as Twitter, ThoughtWorks, the Guardian, Marks & Spencer, Level39, Bank of America Merrill Lynch and many more.
  • The opportunity to take on paid work as and when Code First: Girls is approached by companies for project work.
  • Invitations to events held at Code First: Girls HQ and the Google Campus in London, in Manchester and other locations from time to time.

You can read all about what it's like to be an instructor on their website.

Apply to be an instructor
To apply, please go to:

Deadline: Thursday 10 October

Please get in touch with Chloe Jacob (Careers and Employability Centre) with any questions:

Posted on behalf of: Careers and Employability Centre
Last updated: Tuesday, 2 July 2019