Hi, I'm Pauline.

🐾πŸ’ͺ🏼 is my emoji name.
Jack of all trades, master of *some*

I wear a lot of hats but in summary...

πŸ’» 🎨 I create.

I enjoy playing around with pixels on the internet to bring my ideas to life!

Self-taught in web-development through fun trial and error, which actually started from a hobby when I was 8.

I’m awesome at HTML, CSS, responsive design, PHP, Wordpress and currently getting better at Javascript.

Examples of some web-based projects:

Redesigned the Green Impact website for the University of Sheffield
HTML, CSS, PHP, Wordpress

Final project for the CFG Advanced Python Course.
Python, HTML, CSS, Flask

I created this responsive web-app for the ISCCB 2017.
HTML, CSS, Bootstrap

#GivaLiva Project for my Anatomy module during my course
HTML, CSS, responsive design

  • More:
  • "You're Purple" Wordpress Theme.
    Created for my personal blog. HTML, CSS, Wordpress, PHP, responsive design
  • WRDTC.
    I cleaned up the back-end of this website as part of my placement year. Wordpress, PHP
  • Simplifying the Cerebral Cortex.
    A simple website explaining the Cerebral Cortex as part of a Career Development module in my undergraduate course.
  • #StopTheStigma project
    created for the Code First: Girls Introduction to Web Development course in Spring 2016. HTML, CSS, Javascript.

Being a believer of paying knowledge forward, I also dedicate my time to…

πŸ‘­ ...build and support, strong and empowering communities.

I’m involved in the organisation and delivery of coding community courses for female students (with little to no coding experience) with Code First Girls. The two courses include teaching the basics to web-development and Python.

For International Women's Day 2016, I showcased some incredible women. I asked them why women-focused communities are important, why it's important that women are recognised in STEM and encouraged them to have their voice heard and share any stories! The whole thread can be found here.πŸ’—

I also take a leading role in the interdisciplinary group, MedTech, a society that aims to bring individuals from medicine, healthcare and tech together through things like events, workshops and hackathons! I'm part of the organising team for the next HackMed hackathon coming in Spring 2018.

I like bringing all these communities together. In February 2017, I collaborated with HackSheffield to take over 20 of the students from the CFG coding course to wider women in tech conference.

πŸ“Έ I capture and communicate.

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 professional and personal development 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.

I also write other science-focused blogs on Science Brainwaves.

As a passionate content-creator initially starting from old school blogging, I think it's important to have a positive and impactful social media presence which can be used as a platform for effective and engaging communications.

πŸ“š Oh yeah, and I’m a student on the side…

...studying an undergraduate degree in BSc Biomedical Sciences with Employment Experience at the University of Sheffield.

My degree title is a bit longer than usual because I took a year out after my second year to do a not-so-typical-for-a-life-sciences-student placement in a Communications and External Engagement role.

I often encourage students to not let their degree restrict them to what they can do. For instance, here, here and here.

Reach for the stars, go be an Engineer with a History degree!

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πŸ† Recognition

πŸ‘‹πŸΌ Features


  • Profiling Pauline Narvas
  • A week with TechDept
  • My time as a Creative Diva
  • "Go beyond your degree"

  • From building a website to promote organ donation to teaching female students how to code
  • What is the impact of enterprise in your degree?
  • Why academics and staff should think about embedding enterprise into the curriculum?
  • Tech scene

  • Unravelling Technology, Episode 78 - Women in STEM
  • Hey Girlfriend!
  • Cyber Women
  • Prep the Project
  • Student Hacker of the Week
    for GitHub Education newsletter

πŸ’™ Other

  • I’m an inclusion and diversity advocate for women and other socially excluded groups in STEM. Equality for all! πŸ‘ŠπŸΌ
  • I'm a Women in Science & Engineering (WISE) community member πŸ‘©πŸ»β€πŸ”¬
  • I care a lot about health and well-being, encouraging positive habits and self-care such as meditation, mindfulness, and exercise every day! πŸ’­
  • I leave paw-prints around the world 🌎

Let's work together!

I'm always looking to expand my network and connect with other like-minded people. Let's talk!
Available for work, helping out at community events, speaking and/or a cup of coffee. Get in touch with me at:

@paulienuh | pnarvas | paulienuh


(send me emails, I like emails #saidnooneever #butme)

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