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An introduction to the buddy scheme, and an opportunity to network and create new buddy groups.


  • Simon Payne, Lecturer - Computer Science
  • Bhagyashree Patil Lecturer
  • TBC from the Early Careers Computer Science network


10:00 - Introduction
10:15 - Benefits of the buddying scheme - Simon Payne
11:00 - Experience of the buddying scheme - Bhagy Patil
11:45 - Break
12:15 - Early Careers Computer Science academic network – Simon Payne
12:45 - Buddying breakouts, facilitated by Simon & Bhagy
13:55 - Next Steps and close


We are looking to expand the Buddying Scheme that is currently running alongside the early career computer science academic network. The buddying scheme involves small groups of around 4-6 early careerists from different institutions meeting up approximately once a month either virtually or in-person to support each other.

Hopefully, you have received this email because you are an Early Career computer science academic, and we would like to invite you to the 1st Annual Buddying Scheme networking day. The day will focus on discussing the buddying group, talking about its benefits of it and creating new buddying groups for the coming academic year which you can be a part of. The event is open to anyone who considers themselves an early career computer science academic. Which could be, but by no means limited to:

  • Recent PhD Graduate looking for lectureship
  • Someone who has left the industry to move into academia
  • An academic who is new to UKHE

About the speakers

Simon Payne

Simon is a lecturer in computer science at university of South Wales. He is also a part time Phd student. He has been responsible for setting up the buddying scheme along with Bhagy.

Bhagy Patil

Bhagy is a Lecturer at the computer science department of the University of Bath. She is a Director of Studies for MSc Human-Computer Interaction and Software Systems. She is also a Senior Tutor at the computer science department.

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This event is brought to you by: BCS Computer Science Academics: Higher Education Community of Practice specialist group

Webinar: Early career Computer Science Academic Buddy Scheme Networking Day
Date and time
Wednesday 13 July, 10:00am - 2:00pm

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