Hi, I'm Pauline. 🐾πŸ’ͺ🏼

People also call me: Powerhouse.

To summarise, I am...

πŸ’» 🎨 A developer

I am a self-taught developer. My journey into tech started from a hobby of creating websites for fun when I was 8 years old, now I continue to bring my ideas to life by playing around with pixels on the internet.

Languages: HTML, CSS, Javascript, PHP, R and Python.

Knowledge of: CMS systems such as Wordpress, email marketing tools such as MailChimp, sendinblue, dotmailer


Inspiration EU
"You're Purple"
White Rose DTP
Green Impact
The Cerebral Cortex
Chromaffin Cell Biology
#25 Days of GIPHY


LoCity Conference
Green Impact
Built Enviornment
5 Reasons - TUoS
National Careers Week

πŸ› πŸ‘­ A community builder

For the last 2 years, I've proudly assisted in organising and delivering all-female coding community courses with Code First: Girls at the University of Sheffield. With inclusion and diversity at the core of my community work, I have pioneered the first Women in Tech student community in Sheffield.

I have also taken a leading role in the interdisciplinary group, MedTech Sheffield, as Tech Lead, Chief of Operations and organiser for HackMed. MedTech aims to bring individuals from medicine, healthcare and tech together through events, workshops and hackathons!


Online community engagement
Bold For Change x #shefcodefirst
Code First: Girls Blogs on Pawlean
HackMed communications
MedTech Sheffield Instagram

I love bringing communities and people together:

‣ Collaboration with HackSheffield to take over 20 CFG students to the InspireWIT conference.
‣ Introducing CFG students to the hackathon scene and the wider Women in Tech community.
This year's efforts in organising #HackMed18, the society saw an increase in attendance of women (47%) and students from different backgrounds including Humanities, Finance and Arts.

πŸ“ΈβœοΈ A communicator

13 years ago, I started writing on the web.

My blog has evolved over time, I mostly now write about reflections of my experiences for both my self development journey (personal and professional growth) as well as daily adventures in life.

Examples of the topics I cover include monthly reflections, equality in STEM, self-care, and communicating science simply. A full list of topics can be found here.

I have also written science-focused blogs on Science Brainwaves and on entrepreneurship and university life on the University of Sheffield Enterprise.

Art by Teecaake to represent Pawlean online

Working on my blog has allowed me to develop a breadth of knowledge, experience and skills in digital marketing including:
‣ An understanding how to effectively communicate on different social media channels
‣ An understanding on SEO to drive more leads (possible partnerships with companies)
‣ Analysing data from Google Analytics to identify key trends in order to improve and maximise the performance of content.
‣ Collaborating with brands, individuals and companies on exciting projects

In 2017, Pawlean.com grew in the number of visitors from 2,360 (2016) to 7,940 and is continuing to grow, with my blog now getting an average of 1,000 views per month.


Pressing For Progress
Videos by Pauline
SheNomads Project

I have also started branching out into YouTube and have worked with different people on communicating messages across to my auidence.

πŸ“šπŸŽ“ A student

...studying an undergraduate degree in BSc Biomedical Sciences with Employment Experience at the University of Sheffield. I'm currently in my final year, due to graduate in July 2018.

After my second year, I secured a placement year at the University of Sheffield in a Communications and External Engagement role. Although the placement was not a typical one to be taken by BMS students, I learnt a lot from the year. My contribution over the year, led me to be selected as a Finalist for "Best Intern" at the National Employability Awards 2018.

Inspired by my placement, I always encourage students to not let their degree restrict them to what they can do and look beyond the box.


Why take a placement?
Embedding Enterprise


‣ Behaviour of Humans and Other Animals
‣ Introduction to Biomedical Science
‣ Science Challenge: Breaking Boundaries


‣ Career Development Skills
‣ Integrated Physiology and Pharmacology
‣ Building Nervous Systems
‣ Advanced Developmental Biology
‣ Cell and Molecular Biology
‣ Introduction to Human Anatomy


‣ Industrial Experience


‣ Membrane Receptors
‣ Modelling Human Disease
‣ Library Project: "Why do some cancers become resistant to Herceptin?"
‣ Forensic Anatomy
‣ Bioinformatics for Biomedical Science
‣ Tissue Engineering in Biomedical Science
‣ Cancer Biology
‣ Stem Cell Biology
‣ Cardiovascular Pharmacology: personalising medicine

πŸ’Ό Work Experience



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πŸ† Recognition


One to Watch, #CFGOTW. Top 25 women, under 30 in Tech.
5th most influential female student in the UK, 1st in Sheffield, The Tab Future 100.

Future List, #NPWAwards
Best Intern, #NUEAwards


Nomination for "One to Watch" and "Person with Purpose", #NPWAwards
Won 3 Bronze, Gold and Environmental Hero of the Year, Green Impact.


Nomination for "Above and Beyond" category, Student Employee of the Year (SEOTY)

🎀 Public Speaking

I began speaking publicly in 2017 and have since looked forward to delivering more talks in the future!

Here are some talks that I've given in the past:


TBC: Falling Up @ WITNotts

πŸ‘‹πŸΌ Features

‣ Everything you want to know about Job Applications
‣ Women Who Keynote
‣ Unravelling Technology Podcast
‣ Hey Girlfriend!
‣ Cyber Women
‣ Prep the Project
‣ Student Hacker of the Week

⚑️ Let's talk!

I'm always looking to expand my network and connect with like-minded people. Let's connect!

I graduate in July 2018.

I'm currently looking for graduate roles in health tech, digital/tech, technical and/or non-technical in Leeds

I'm also available for contract work - I can help you develop your website, improve digital communications, and manage and grow your social media. I can also help out at your community events (if you need a speaker or volunteer!)

If you think we can work together or want to just have a chat,
you can get in touch with me at:

Email | @paulienuh | pnarvas

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