School of CS newsletterPublished: Tuesday, 15 March 2016
Weekly newsletter for the School of CS
[ top ]News and announcements
The THE reported this week from the Next Steps for Computer Sciences in Higher Education conference, organised by the Westminster Higher Education Forum.
Steve Pettifer, who spoke at the conference, was quoted saying that Universities are under pressure from businesses to teach graduates how to use the latest programming languages, but that this can be disastrously short-sighted. More important than knowing specific programming languages were the “fundamental skills” and concepts of computer science.
[ top ]Events
This year the Dean will be hosting his second summer BBQ for the EPS faculty. This will be open to all staff and will be held on Thursday 14 July 2016, from 12:30 - 14:30.
The event is being organised by the Faculty’s Communications and Marketing Team with help from the EPS Staff Events Group. If you know of any members of staff who would like be involved in organising and helping on the day please ask them to contact Rachel Hobson (email@example.com or extension 65930).
The School of Computer Science BBQ will be on Friday 22nd July and is open to all staff and postgraduate research students.
Time: 11:00 - 12.30
Location: Renold Building, C9
The new Manchester Engineering Campus Development (MECD) is just four short years away and its design is developing apace. With the release of the latest work-stage report, I would like to invite all colleagues within the Faculty to an open meeting to share the current plans. I will be joined by key colleagues supporting the project from within Schools, Faculty and Estates, as well as representatives of the Design Team. Following the presentation, there will be a Q&A session.
We will be recording the presentation for those colleagues unable to attend on the day.
- Tuesday 22 March
- MIB Lecture Theatre.
It is HEFCE and University policy that all peer-reviewed journal articles and conference papers accepted from 1st April 2016 are made Open Access. Papers that do not meet the HEFCE Open Access policy requirements may not be eligible for submission to the next REF.
Scott Taylor (UoM Research Services Librarian) will deliver a short presentation introducing the two systems you can use to comply with these policy requirements and the new method for requesting Open Access funding payments. He will also describe the Library’s support service and answer your questions.