BCS SGAI: The Specialist Group on Artificial Intelligence.


10:30 -  Arrival, registration and coffee
11:00 - Small group discussions. Setting expectations for the day.
11:30 - 'Getting a PhD (in Computer Science) - Doing Good Research'. Followed by discussion.
13:00 - Lunch, taken together at the University Hall and covered by the event registration fee.
14.00 - Student discussion groups. Parallel streams, for students at different stages of the PhD. Discussion of issues and problems experienced by PhD students. All encouraged to share and get involved!
14:45 - Break, tea and coffee
15:00 - Panel session. Focus: doing a PhD. Question and answer session with a panel comprising recent PhD graduates, AI academics, industrial representative and PhD recruiters.
15:45 - Panel session Focus: careers and employment
16:30 - Break, tea and coffee
17:00 - 'Examining a Higher Degree: The View from the Other Side'. Presentation by Professor Max Bramer. Followed by discussion.
18:15 - Close


FAIRS'22 is intended to allow PhD and MRes/MPhil students working on AI related projects to discuss their research and issues around doing a PhD with senior scholars in the field and with other Forum attendees.

The forum is aimed at those who have either completed a Master's degree in an AI field and who are interested in progressing to a PhD, or are current doctoral or research Masters students. It will give students the opportunity to receive feedback in addition to the supervisory arrangements at their own institution. Students will be expected to contribute to small workshop discussions on issues related to the conduct of the PhD.

FAIRS'22 offers a full day of workshops and presentations. The event is free for student attendees, except for a contribution of £29.20 pounds (+ VAT @20% and Eventbrite fees) for lunch and all refreshments during the day.

The event includes: Guidance on conducting research and writing the thesis. Advice on undergoing a vivaAdvice and discussion on careers after a PhD. The chance to meet other research students and develop networks. An opportunity to discuss work with senior researchers and practitioners.

Our events are for adults aged 16 years and over.

BCS is a membership organisation. If you enjoy this event, please consider joining BCS. You’ll be very welcome. You’ll receive access to many exclusive career development tools, an introduction to a thriving professional community and also help us make IT good for society. Join BCS today

For overseas delegates who wish to attend the event, please note that BCS does not issue invitation letters.


BCS is following government guidelines and we would ask attendees to continue to also follow these guidelines. Please go to https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/ for more information, advice, and instructions.

This event is brought to you by: SGAI: The Specialist Group on Artificial Intelligence 

FAIRS'22 - Forum for AI Research Students
Date and time
Monday 12 December, 10:30am - 6:15pm
Peterhouse Cambridge
Trumpington Street
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