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Talk to University of Dundee School of computing students. based on Roger Marshall's talk as BCS President 2013-14, with customisation for BCS Tayside & Fife

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    1. 1. UoD School of Computing - 23 Oct 2013 Kiran Oza, Chair, BCS Tayside & Fife kiran.oza@bcs.org Follow the branch on Twitter @BCS_Tayside
    2. 2. Topics  Strategic priorities and plans  Presidential theme  Personal Development Plan  Tayside & Fife branch
    3. 3. Our strategy (the five pillars) Mission To enable the information society Vision To be a worldclass organisation for IT Bridging the gap between education, practice and research Give practitioners the professional development and career support they need Informing public policy on how IT can contribute to society Ensuring everyone benefits from IT Championing the global IT profession
    4. 4. Strategic Plan 2013 - 2016 Bridging the gap between education, practice and research – For young people to be educated with 21st Century computing skills and motivated into further study and/or careers in IT – Driving the school curriculum changes – Training teachers through the Teaching Network of Excellence – Running the Computer Science Teaching Scholarships scheme for DfE – Support the Computing at School (CAS) movement
    5. 5. Strategic Plan 2013 - 2016 Give practitioners the professional development and career support they need – Promotion of the value of IT professionalism – Established career path for people entering the profession, new level 3 (and 7) qualifications – Encourage the use of Continual Professional Development – Increase membership significantly – World class communications, cohesion and engagement between BCS and its stakeholders – Improved level of engagement with students and young professionals – Member groups as a key channel for promoting professionalism
    6. 6. Strategic Plan 2013 - 2016 Informing public policy on how IT can contribute to society – The Institute should be perceived by key stakeholders as an authoritative source on matters relating to computing and IT – Develop use of the Policy Hub based on the input of expert members – Appoint working groups and spokespersons – Increased profile and political presence
    7. 7. Strategic Plan 2013 - 2016 Ensuring everyone benefits from IT – Work to address the gender balance in IT (and the BCS) – Unconscious bias training to address inclusion and diversity in BCS – Actions on disability in IT – The business of IT is as important as the development and use of IT – Improve recognition in the digital community, entrepreneurs and SMEs – Drive activity and membership in those sectors
    8. 8. Strategic Plan 2013 - 2016 Championing the global IT profession – To strengthen our international reach – Increase business in growing markets – To establish CITP as the international benchmark of the IT professional – Ultimately the requirement for a licence to work in the IT profession
    9. 9. Presidential theme • “Engagement with students and young professionals” • Working party on student engagement last year • Set up student chapters in universities (subject to the results of a pilot) • Doing more for younger members, such as new CPD portal, mentoring and CVs, support for entrepreneurs • Encouraging young people to enter the profession 9
    10. 10. Personal Development Plan
    11. 11. Tayside & Fife branch • Covers Angus, Dundee, Fife, Perth & Kinross • 25 Student members (branch total 286) • 4 female student members (branch total 51) • 24 YPG student members (branch total 65) • Branch strategic plan 2013/14 – Encourage young people’s involvement with computing – Social inclusion, partnership and applied computing – Partner with BCS Women, BCS Health Scotland and others – Sponsor top computing student prizes and Strathmore Trophy
    12. 12. Ideas for student engagement • Student chapter for Tayside & Fife? • Student-focused events, organised by students • Student speakers at branch events, Pecha-kucha style? • Student members on branch committee • Student ownership of social media profiles and website – Twitter – FaceBook – Google+ – LinkedIn
    13. 13. UoD School of Computing - 23 Oct 2013 Questions and discussion Kiran Oza, Chair, BCS Tayside & Fife 2008 – 2013 kiran.oza@bcs.org Follow the branch on Twitter @BCS_Tayside [Slide design and BCS strategy courtesy of BCS President, Roger Marshall]

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