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Following the demise of Her Majesty The Queen, this event has been postponed in order to observe the period of National Mourning.

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


  • Simon Payne, Lecturer - Computer Science
  • Bhagyashree Patil, Lecturer


13:00 - Introduction
13:15 - Benefits of the buddying scheme - Simon Payne
14:00 - Experience of the buddying scheme - Bhagy Patil
14:45 - Break
15:00 - Early Careers Computer Science academic network - Simon / Bhagy
15:45 - Buddying breakouts, facilitated by Simon & Bhagy
16:55 - Next Steps and close


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 / post doc looking for lectureship
  • Someone who has left the industry to move into academia
  • An academic who is new to UKHE
  • A recently appointed academic working through their probation and / or seeking a permanent role
  • A recently appointed (last 5 years or so) academic who would like to expand their network outside of their home institution

The event will have primarily a UK focus, however colleagues based at universities outside the UK are welcome to attend.

This is a repeat of the event on 13th July 2022.

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.

Our events are for adults aged 16 years and over.

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

POSTPONED. Webinar: Early career Computer Science Academic Buddy Scheme Networking Event
Date and time
Friday 23 September, 1:00pm - 5:00pm

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