If you are looking to enter a career in IT and want to know how to get there, then join us for a virtual event on Thursday 25 March, where you will hear what you need to know, from starting out in your higher education journey and the pathway to achieving the pinnacle of success - Chartered Professional, the global standard of recognition in IT.

You will also get to hear from BCS President Elect, John Higgins MBE who will address the next generation of IT Professionals in Nigeria and past HEQ students will share their personal experiences and journey since completing their qualifications.

Former child prodigy, Anne-Marie Imafidon MBE who passed two GCSEs in primary school and an A-level in Computing aged 11, will inspire you with her amazing story.

Learn more about what employers are looking for when they recruit, CIO at Wema Bank, Richard Amafonye will give top tips and advice to help you prepare your future self.


Please note: (West Africa (WAT) is 1 hour ahead of Coordinated Universal Time (UTC).

For UK attendees the webinar will commence from 12:00 hrs.

Open and welcome
Brian Runciman, BCS

BCS Presidential address
John Higgins, CBE FBCS

The inspiring story of child prodigy
Anne-Marie Imafidon, MBE

Starting out on your journey of study with BCS Higher Education Qualifications (HEQ)
Zoe Spilberg, BCS
An overview on HEQ, how you can mix and match and how they align to the Industry Framework to take you on a clear pathway to excel in your professional career.

Study and progression in Nigeria
Kolawole Ojo, Compunet
We’ll talk about what you can expect as a HEQ student, study options, tutorial support and local recognition to take you to the next step in your journey. Hear from two past students on how HEQ supported in their progression - Temilade Alalade & Julius Godslove MBCS, past BCS student

How to become a Chartered IT Professional - the tools to get you to the global pinnacle of excellence
Stephen Tweed, BCS

Why professionalism matters, and the attributes CIO’s are looking when they recruit
Brian Runciman and Richard Amafonye FBCS, CIO of Wema Bank

Question time

Closing speech
Prof. Adesina Simon SODIYA, President, Nigeria Computer Society (NCS), Fellow, NCS

Starting your future career in IT
Date and time
Thursday 25 March, 1:00pm - 2:40pm
This event is sold out