Student articles

  • Dr Denise Best from Oxford University's Careers Service shares some thoughts and provides some practical advice on networking skills and looks at how you can better use opportunities to your advantage.
  • Independent films are stranded. They frequently go unseen and unappreciated. Their makers go unrewarded and unrecognised for their effort.
  • ‘IT professionals must 'stand tall' if they are to alter perceptions of the industry and break through the glass ceiling to secure a seat on the board’ according to Adam Thilthorpe, BCS Professionalism in IT Programme manager.
  • BCS prize winner Junaid Pirzada discusses the controversial nature of software patenting.
  • Mass media, television in particular, has historically been produced and distributed by professionals. However, over the past few years, we've seen the emergence of media created by ordinary users in the form of text and video blogs, a development that significantly lowered the threshold for the production and dissemination of video content created by ordinary users.
  • Inventor extraordinaire, Trevor Baylis OBE, spoke at an IT futures event in London and this is what he had to say about why invention is vital to the future of any country, the UK's current lack of inventors, and his own background. Justin Richards reports.
  • When it comes to networking, a huge variety of abbreviations and terminology comes to mind, some of which we come across all the time, while other abbreviations remain obscure.
  • What happens after a wiki has been born? Does anyone bother adding to them, or even reading their contents? BCS catches up with the Leeds Met Student Wiki.
  • Like the electricity and water industries, business knowledge is of vast importance to an IT professional not only for those working within industry but in government too.
  • If you are fortunate enough to be offered an interview for a job you have applied for, there are a number of things you can do to improve your chances of succeeding and winning the job of your dreams.