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 Information Retrieval
Business Information Systems Information Risk Management and Assurance (IRMA)
CMA (Communications Management Association) Information Security (ISSG)
Computer Arts Society Interaction
Computer Conservation Society Internet
Configuration Management Law
Consultancy Learning and Development
Cybercrime Forensics Location Information
Cybernetic Machine Open Source
Data Centre Primary Health Care
Data Management Project Management (PROMS-G)
Digital Accessibility Quality
Distributed and Scalable Computing Requirements Engineering
e-Learning Scottish Testing
ELITE Service Management
Enterprise Architecture Sociotechnical
Entrepreneurs Software Practice Advancement (SPA)
Ethics (ICT Ethics SG) Software Process Improvement Network (SPIN-UK)
Financial Services Software Testing
Formal Aspects of Computing Science (FACS) Young Professionals
Fortran Young Professionals Information Security (YPISG)
Green IT  


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.

ELITE
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.