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Rebecca Lawton

Rebecca Lawton

PR Assistant

Known mostly in the office for her weird obsession with cheese, Rebecca is the PR Assistant at Web Applications UK. She enjoys learning something new, and has a love for unicorns and pizza.

Why We’re Focusing on Mental Health

  Mental health illnesses have always been there. We’ve either experienced them, or we know somebody who has. And if you have a close friend or relative who has suffered, you begin to understand the importance of mental health and raising awareness. This #MentalHealthAwarenessWeek, let’s all try to be more open about our mental wellbeing….

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Let’s Focus on Stress

April was stress awareness month, so we took the time to try and make Web Apps as stress-free as possible for our Webbies, whether this be with our wonderful dogs, Bea & Bo, a pool tournament – congratulations to the Falcon group who won our first ever group competition – or even sending out information…

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We’re Heading to StudentHack!

We had such a great time last year at StudentHack, that we’re sponsoring the event again this year – and this time, we’ll be head-judging best in show. StudentHack is a 24-hour hackathon taking place over 28th-29th April 2018, and we’re excited to see teams come together and make great ideas come to life.  …

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See You at Leeds Hack!

This year we’ll be heading to Leeds Hack, a 24-hour hackathon taking place over 21st-22nd April 2018 with our friends at Hac100. We’re extremely excited for the event, as it’s our first hackathon in Leeds – and hackathons organised by Hac100 are always on top form. We’ll be sponsoring best in show, so put your…

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Raising Awareness for World Bipolar Day

Today is World Bipolar Day, so we’re raising awareness for another serious mental health condition, and talking about the facts and figures so you can help yourself or others around you. Bipolar disorder has a significant impact on your mood, which can range from euphoric to depressive. The condition used to be referred to as…

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The Importance of Teaching the Fundamentals of Programming

Today is Programming for Primaries Awareness Day and the beginning of British Science Week. We’re marking these events by reflecting on why we deliver coding sessions to primary schools and why it’s so important to learn IT skills in this ever-changing digital age. We’re passionate about closing the digital skills gap and one way we…

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We’re Socking it to Eating Disorders

It’s 2018, and mental health is seemingly still a taboo subject. As a company that constantly looks to make positive change, we’re trying to improve mental health in the workplace. The reason we’re helping to raise awareness for eating disorders this week, is because like other mental health problems, the signs and symptoms often aren’t easy…

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Silver Accreditation from Investors in People

After a rigorous assessment process, we’re pleased to announce that we have received a silver accreditation from Investors in People, a standard for people management. This award proves how our people are actively engaged in ensuring the consistency of the principles and practices covered in the Investors in People standard. Our mission remains to positively…

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Simply the Best of 2017

Here we are again, the beginning of a new year. It seems like only yesterday that we had just jumped into the wonderful year that was 2017, and although we’ve had some amazing times, we’ve also had some bad. 2017 was the year we lost our amazing and dear friend, Andy. Although we’ve now moved…

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GreatUniHack and Hackathon Season in Review

Hackathon season is almost over – and we’re pretty gutted about it. There’s nothing more rewarding than seeing passionate programmers learn, develop and solve problems that are being experienced in this ever-changing digital age. This month, we were proudly a gold sponsor for GreatUniHack, which meant that we got to set our own challenge: build something that…

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