28 July 2022

The Award’s £10,000 prize fund, donated by global digital products company Concentrix Catalyst, will be split equally so each student receives £666. 

The Concentrix Catalyst Award (formerly Concentrix Tigerspike) was launched in 2019 to recognise the achievements of female students at Westminster graduating with a First Class Honours degree in courses run by the Computer Science and Engineering department. Now in its fourth year, the prize incentivises female students to aim for a Distinction grade in their final year and encourages more women to pursue careers in the male-dominated tech industry. 

By partnering with Westminster, the company established its support of female students as a way of encouraging gender diversity in the technology industry, and to inspire more to join and consider a career with Concentrix Catalyst.  

Westminster student Thamina Begum, one of this year’s award winners on the Business Information Systems BSc course, said: “I was awarded the Concentrix Catalyst Prize this year and it is a great honour to be recognised as one of the many amazing women to share this award. This accomplishment is a significant milestone in my educational career, and I extend my gratitude to Concentrix Catalyst for this opportunity which will be seen by many future employers and will hopefully highlight my dedication to the industry.” 

Jordan Scammell, Head of Development and Fundraising at the University of Westminster, added: “Thank you to our colleagues at Concentrix Catalyst for taking the baton and extending this important prize fund originally established by the former company, Tigerspike. It’s great to see another record number of women graduating with distinction in Computer Science and Engineering. The prize fund will help to set them apart in a male-dominated environment and provide a real talking point in future job interviews. I look forward to growing our ambitions with Concentrix Catalyst over the academic year ahead.” 

Sarah Wales, Group Delivery Director at Concentrix Catalyst, said: "Concentrix Catalyst (formerly Concentrix Tigerspike) is so pleased to once more have the opportunity to offer the Concentrix Catalyst Prize to top performing graduates in Computer Science. Encouraging diversity in STEM careers is so important and we are very pleased to be able to do that for another year.  Very well done to all this year's winners!"

To find out how you, your company or employer might be able to support similar prizes of academic scholarships, please contact the University of Westminster Development Team at [email protected].

Find out more about the Computer Science and Engineering courses offered at the University of Westminster.