Step-by-Step Guide to Setting up a BCS Student Chapter

NB: If your university already has an official student union computing society in place please contact chapters@hq.bcs.org.uk for further information. If there is not an established society please refer to the steps below.

Identify a core group

A chapter will have between 3 and 5 committee members to co-ordinate the work of the group and arrange the meetings; however, at this initial stage specific roles should not be assumed. During this developmental phase all you require is a handful of students with an interest in forming a student chapter, anyone interested in running for office can do so at the first meeting.

You could seek potential committee/chapter members from related clubs and classes to form an initial core group. The best way to recruit chapter members, and new members for BCS as well, is through personal contact. No method of publicity will be as effective as speaking to someone in person.

Contact BCS Swindon

Once a core group is established a student or faculty member needs to contact chapters@hq.bcs.org.uk to declare your interest in setting up a student chapter. BCS will guide you through the rest of the process.

Please be aware that BCS do not currently set up Student Chapters outside the UK.