Specialist Groups

Specialist Groups are a valuable benefit of membership as they will keep you up to date on all subjects relevant to you. You can attend as many meetings as you like at any of our Specialist Groups.

The meetings are about networking and are a chance to compliment your existing knowledge, contribute towards your continuing professional development (CPD), and build your exposure to both people in and information on your chosen field as well as others you’re interested in.

Our 50+ Specialist Groups provide an unrivalled opportunity to keep up with current developments in your area(s) of interest:

Advanced Programming Health London & South East
Agile Methods Health Northern
Animation and Games Development Health Northern Ireland
Artificial Intelligence Health Nursing
ASSIST Health Scotland
BCSWomen Health Wales
Business Change ICT Ethics
Business Information Systems Information Retrieval
CMA (Communications Management Association) Information Risk Management and Assurance (IRMA)
Computer Arts Society Information Security (ISSG)
Computer Conservation Society Interaction
Configuration Management Internet
Consultancy Law
Cybercrime Forensics Learning and Development
Cybernetic Machine Location Information
Data Centre Open Source
Data Management Primary Health Care
DevSecOps Project Management (PROMS-G)
Digital Accessibility Quality
Distributed and Scalable Computing Requirements Engineering
e-Learning Scottish Testing
Enterprise Architecture Service Management
Entrepreneurs Sociotechnical
Financial Services Software Practice Advancement (SPA)
Formal Aspects of Computing Science (FACS) Software Process Improvement Network (SPIN-UK)
Fortran Software Testing (SIGiST)
Green IT Young Professionals
Young Professionals Information Security (YPISG)

Joining a Group

BCS members
If you are a BCS member you can manage your specialist group memberships by logging in to the Member Secure Area. You can join a number of specialist groups.

Non-BCS members
If you are not a BCS member, join us today to access all BCS Specialist Groups.

In addition to the wide range of Specialist Groups on offer, BCS Membership brings a wealth of other member services and benefits.

You are also welcome to contact any of the committee members to discuss the group / aims in more detail. Some groups are open to non-members; please check the Specialist Group page for information.

Other groups

BCS Academy of Computing
A Learned Society dedicated to advancing computing as an academic discipline.

BCS Health
Covering all aspects of informatics in support of health, a sector of particular relevance and importance to BCS.

The UK lead forum for IT Directors and Senior Managers to exchange experiences, views and expectations on how information systems should be managed to achieve business objectives.

An initiative that aims to encourage more women to consider careers in science, engineering, mathematics and IT.