BCS, The Chartered Institute for IT, has awarded £30,000 in Education Bursaries. The money will help 31 educational institutions including primary and secondary schools, universities, and further education colleges across the UK deliver projects that will enable learners to benefit from computing.
In total over 200 educational institutions applied for the BCS Education Bursary, which was launched in March by the Institute to celebrate Alan Turing’s centenary year.
Bill Mitchell, Director of BCS Academy of Computing, part of the Institute explains: 'I’m delighted that we are able to support 31 different projects.
'The level of applications was outstanding and made the judging process very challenging. We’re now looking forward to following the progress of the successful applicants as they implement their ideas. As the Chartered Institute for IT we promote all of computing, encompassing computer science, IT and digital literacy, through a range of activities and qualifications. In this Turing centenary year we are pleased to be using these bursaries to support projects that celebrate and build on Turing’s legacy.'
The applications were judged by:
- Dr Bill Mitchell, Director BCS Academy of Computing, BCS, The Chartered Institute for IT;
- Dr Tom Crick, Senior Lecturer in Computer Science, Cardiff Metropolitan University;
- Chris Mairs, Chief Scientist, Metaswitch Networks;
- Jeremy Scott, Project Officer (Computing & Information Science Education), Royal Society of Edinburgh;
- Kate Russell, Technology reporter, website and app reviewer for the BBC’s flagship technology show, Click and author of My Web Daily
The full list of successful applicants, including a brief description of their projects can be found on the BCS Education Bursary page.