BCS West London Branch

People in a meeting

Welcome to the BCS West London Branch website

The West London Branch normally meets on the second Tuesday of each month from September to June.

Meetings take place in a variety of venues in the West London area. The events generally start in the early evening - about 18.00 or later - and last 2 hours. Light refreshments are often available.

Please regularly visit the Events page of this website to check for details of events that are planned. Most meetings are free and open to all, but sometimes booking is required via the BCS online system. This will be made clear in the notices - if booking is not mentioned then no booking is required.

Note the new Past Events and the Photographs sections on the Navigation list. The Presentations section is updated each month with the latest speaker's slides.

The Branch Committee invites those of you on LinkedIn, the professional networking site, to join the 'BCS West London' group. Search for it in the Group's section and do join up! It is open for all branch members to post discussion topics and there will be links to details of our monthly meetings. We would be interested in your ideas for Branch events.

CPD and the Events

All the meetings in this programme have been assessed at 1.5 hours for Professional Development purposes. For further information about Professional Development please contact the Professional Development Team at BCS HQ.

Email: products@hq.bcs.org.uk
Phone: 01793 417541
Website: www.bcs.org/cpd

BCS News

  • In July last year, the Government set out its vision in the Post 16 Skills Plan 2016, which accepted all the recommendations made by the Independent Panel on Technical Education on how to improve technical education in England.
  • A new networking group has been set up for CygnetS, the group linked to the Athena Swan accreditation for university Computer Science departments. The main aim of the group is to serve as a forum for those within the UK education and research communities, raising issues, finding resources, sharing problems - and hopefully solutions.
  • Distinguished Fellow is the highest award made by BCS, The Chartered Institute for IT. It is awarded to individuals who have made “notable service to the advancement of computing”.