BCS Learning and Development specialist group.
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University accreditation is an important aspect of the work of BCS. In this session Prof Alastair Irons, Vice President of the BCS Academy of Computing will talk about the accreditation landscape and how the British Computer Society Academic Accreditation is being redesigned to recognise graduates’ readiness for the workplace. We will also hear from Dr David Bowers from The Open University who will talk about the The Institute of Coding Accreditation Model, why it will help employers be able to identify graduates with experience and how micro-credentials will help graduates demonstrate they are ready for work.
About the speakers
Professor Alastair Irons CITP FBCS is Dean of the Faculty of Technology at the University of Sunderland. He’s held a wide range of senior academic positions over his three-decade career and was part of the consortium that obtained the Institute of Coding project, worth £40m.
Dr. David Bowers CEng FBCS CITP SFHEA MRIN is a Senior Lecturer in the School of Computing & Communications at The Open University. David was Programme Director for undergraduate computing until 2016 and then served as Deputy Head of the School of Computing and Communications until October 2018 and is leading the accreditation standard workstream for the Institute of Coding.
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This event is brought to you by: BCS Learning and Development specialist group