University of Nottingham

Codex is a social enterprise based in Nottingham, UK. We employ university students to teach coding to children who are disadvantaged or who would otherwise not have the opportunity to learn this valuable skill through our 5 and 10-week courses. We primarily target younger children with Autistic Syndrome Disorders as we identified that the employment level for this demographic was far lower than it should have been and one of the skills that are being increasingly looked at by employers going into the technological age is that of coding. We also teach girls in our schools, because at our university less than 20% of the Computer Science students are female – we wanted to make a change. The language that we teach is Python. Python is an industry-grade language used in many modern businesses, meaning that the skills are transferrable to a work setting.

What Global Goals are we working towards?

4 – Quality Education

8 – Decent Work and Economic Growth

5 – Gender Equality

How can you help us?

We are looking from support from companies in the coding industry who can offer insight days for our pupils, to help broaden their experience.