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  • School of CS newsletter

    Published: Wednesday, 15 November 2017

    Weekly newsletter for the School of CS

    [ top ]News from Head of School

    Royal Society Computing Education Report

    Royal Society Computing Education Report.


    Steve Furber has chaired a committee for the Royal Society that has produced a report "After the Reboot – Computing Education in UK Schools". The report was launched at the Museum of science and Industry in Manchester last Friday. the report identifies computing education across the UK as “patchy and fragile” and says "Invest tenfold in computing in schools to prepare students for digital world". There is a press release at and the report can be found via


    Key findings from the report include: - 54% of English schools do not offer Computer Science GCSE - 30% of English GCSE pupils attend a school that does not offer Computer Science GCSE – the equivalent of 175,000 pupils each year - Bournemouth leads England with the highest uptake of Computer Science GCSE (23% of all pupils), with Kensington & Chelsea (5%), Blackburn (5%) and City of London coming last (4%) - England meets only 68% of its recruitment target for entries into computing teacher training courses, lower than Physics and Classics - Only 1 in 5 Computer Science GCSE pupils are female Computer Science education at schools is very important and we all hope, I'm sure, that the general picture will improve.

    Robert. (article based on a message to the CPHC list sent by Ursula Martin)

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    [ top ]News and announcements

    PSS Update

    Welcome to Su Smith who joins the School from Monday 13th November as lead Research Support Manager, covering Sarah Chatwin's secondment to FBMH. Su was previously a Research Support Officer within the Physics, Chemistry and Earth Sciences hub.

    Su can be contacted at 

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    December Graduation - Invitation to join the Academic Procession

    Invitations to join the Academic Procession for the Computer Science Graduation Ceremony taking place at 14:30 on 14th December 2017 are currently being sent out via email directly from the University’s Graduation team to all academic staff.

    Please note the deadline to complete this is Friday 24th November 2017.

    If you have any problems logging into the Enet site at site please email Ede and Ravenscroft via: Martyn Hamm

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    SSO contact email moves to Listserv

    Please note the new SSO listserv email address –

    Please use this one going forward.....

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    Children in Need - online auction and Wear a Wig Day!

    Children In Need - Friday 17th November 2017

    Online Computer Science auction goes live on Wednesday 15th November. Get those pennies out and make your bids!


    Wear a Wig! Prizes for the best wigs - judging to be held in the Staff Common room at 3pm.


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    [ top ]Events

    NewMind Network Sandpit #5

    The fifth NewMind Network Sandpit workshop will take place on 27th & 28th November in Nottingham. Funded by the EPSRC, NewMind aims to bring together clinicians, EPS researchers, clinicians, charities, industry and service users to develop proposals for technologies to support and transform the management and treatment of mental health. Register here here

    gravatar Karon Mee

    [ top ]Sustainability and Green Impact News

    Manchester Recycling Week 13-17 November

    This week is Manchester Recycling Week (13 – 17 November) - The University would like to increase our recycling rate – we need to beat 30%!

    For more information and guidance contact the ES team or visit the ES website

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