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David Willetts MP to attend the CPHC and BCS Academy Conference

by Academy Admin
The annual CPHC conference will take place on 7th and 8th April and will focus on the 'Future of Computing'. The aim of the conference is to cover the strategic and operational issues for the HE computing community over the next few years.

Open Panel Discussion on the present and future of Computer Science in Europe

by Academy Admin
The ACM Europe Council are meeting at the Royal Society in London on March 3,from 15:30 to 17:00. The Council will hold a panel discussion on the present and future of Computer Science in Europe chaired and moderated by Dame Wendy Hall, former ACM president. The meeting is open to members of the BCS Academy of Computing, for further details and how to register click here.

2013 Turing Lectures

by Academy Admin
The all-pervasive nature of the general-purpose computer has made a profound mark on almost every aspect of our lives. In honour and recognition of Turing's contribution to the field of computing, BCS and IET established the Turing Lecture in 1999 and this is now a prestigious annual lecture series.

The Graduate 2013

by Academy Admin
After graduating from University many IT/ Computing students have the knowledge to fulfil the technical specification of a job advertisement but can be perceived to lack some of the soft skills to be a modern IT professional. Without interview or assessment day experience it can be difficult to show your true potential to prospective employers.
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Social media research

by Karen BCS
In collaboration with Oxford University Press, we are investigating how academic communities use social media.Together we publish a number of academic journals, and we’re looking at ways to improve the online visibility of published research. The survey takes less than five minutes to complete and your help would be greatly appreciated.

EVA London 2013 - call for papers

by Academy Admin
The organisers of EVA London 2013 have issued a call for papers. A feature of EVA London 2013 is its varied session types. We invite proposals of papers, demonstrations, short performances, workshops or panel discussions.

Launch of Key Information Sets

by Academy Admin
The Higher Education Funding Council for England (HEFCE) has recently launched its much anticipated 'comparision' website for university courses.
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Professor Dame Wendy Hall to present BCS’ Karen Spärck Jones Lecture

by Academy Admin
Professor Dame Wendy Hall, DBE, FRS FREng will present the 4th Karen Spärck Jones Lecture, an annual event sponsored by BCS, The Chartered Institute for IT, and IBM, which honours women in computing research. This year’s lecture is entitled: ‘How to enjoy a career in computing.’

Microsoft and CAS form ground-breaking £334,000 partnership to train and support up to 50,000 teachers across the UK

by Academy Admin
With the new Computing curriculum coming into force across UK primary and secondary schools in September, Microsoft and Computing At School group (CAS) are joining forces to help teachers inspire a new generation of young people. Backed by a £334,000 investment from Microsoft, CAS is holding a series of ‘Back to School’ training sessions to show teachers how they can take the complexity of Coding and Computer Science and make it engaging to the touch screen generation.

Nataša Pržulj announced as BCS Roger Needham Award 2014 Award

by Academy Admin
Nataša Pržulj, Reader at the Department of Computing, Imperial College London, has been awarded the BCS Roger Needham Award for 2014 sponsored by Microsoft Research Cambridge. The award has been made in recognition of the potential Nataša’s research and work has to revolutionise health and pharmaceutics.
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