Speakers from CCEA and BCS


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AGENDA
6.00 - 6.30  AGM in Allstate Boardroom
6.30 - 7.00  Registration & Networking (finger buffet)
7.00 - 7.40  Talk from CCEA "Why don't more young women study computing?"
7.40 - 8.00  Panel discussion session

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SYNOPSIS

The Northern Ireland branch of the Chartered Institute for IT them this year is : " Tech for Good". To start off our series of events we are delighted that CCEA have kindly agreed to present the findings from their latest report " Why don't more your women study computing?"


Acknowledging the need for greater participation in computing at schools, alongside heightening levels of diversity and inclusion, led to this CCEA report. A significant gender disparity exists in computing at schools in NI, with considerably more males currently pursuing computing-related subjects at both GCSE and A Level.

The CCEA report examines the presently low levels of participation of female students in computing related subjects in NI, plus attempting to (i) understand why fewer young women study these subjects, and (ii) establish various ways in which their participation might be encouraged and thus their overall entry numbers at school increased.

This presentation will also outline the barriers and discuss a range of potential remedies to low female participation in computing as schools, all considered in light of the need to cultivate a positive sense of belonging for females within the computing environment.

Following the talk from CCEA, BCS will host a panel discussion with invited guests to discuss their experience in the world of IT and how they are making IT good for society and creating a positive computing environment within their sectors.


So please come along to learn more about how we can help shift the dial to encourage and support more young people into the world of IT.


Will catering be provided?
Finger buffet will be provided on arrival.

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Things to note:

This event may be recorded and photos taken, if you do not wish to be photographed please let the committee know on the night.


You will be required to sign in on arrival at Allstate.


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THIS EVENT IS BROUGHT TO YOU BY: BCS Northern Ireland Branch

Visit: https://www.bcs.org/membership/member-communities/northern-ireland-branch/

Tech for Good - BCS Northern Ireland Branch
Date and time
29 October, 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Location
Allstate Northern Ireland
10 Mays Meadow
Belfast
England
BT1 3PH
Price
Free