Conference 2017: Booking now open

The CPHC 2017 Conference is due to start with two parallel workshops on the morning of 24 April for New Heads and for Athena SWAN (CygnetS: gearing the community to Athena SWAN silvers in Computer Science).

The main Conference is due to start at 12:00 and will close approx. 13:00 on Tuesday 25 April followed by a networking lunch for delegates.

As with previous Conferences there will also be a Conference Dinner on the evening of Monday 24 April held in Reading Museum & Town Hall, Belgrave Street, Reading RG1 1QH.

The cost will be £100 which includes Day 1 & 2 of the Conference and Dinner. Dinner only guests will be charged at £45

If you wish to book for Days 1 & 2 (which includes Dinner), please click on the link below, follow the instructions given and answer all of the relevant questions.

The booking system will close at 17:00 Monday 10 April 2017.

Days 1 & 2 BOOK HERE

We are also opening up the second day Tuesday 25 April 2017 as a stand-alone day which will concentrate on a wide range of issues of interest to Computer Science Departments.  There will be a charge of £35 for Day 2.  Please complete all of the necessary sections on the booking system so that we can arrange adequate catering.  If you only wish to attend on the Tuesday, please follow the link below:


This booking system will close at 17:00 Monday 10 April 2017

CPHC Conference 2017 – more details

The Annual Conference will take place from lunchtime on 24th April until lunch on 25th April 2017, with the Conference Dinner on the evening of 24th .

Day 1: Leadership Challenges in Computing Research and Education

Day 2: Teaching Excellence in Computing

We also have 2 optional, free pre-conference workshops on the morning of the 24th: New Heads of Computing & Athena Swan.

The venue is in Reading.

Computing Education Practice Conference

CPHC’s Learning Development Group is pleased to be supporting Computing Education Practice (CEP), a new UK Computing Education Conference, to be held in Durham in January.  The deadline for abstracts is 31st October.

While there are conferences based in the US and around Europe, there is currently no regular UK-based event for HE computing education. CEP will provide an opportunity to discuss with like-minded people the challenges and opportunities that face us, and how these are changing. As well as a platform for presenting, exploring and sharing ideas and new approaches there will also be opportunities for focused discussion on the topics raised. Sally Fincher, Professor of Computing Education at Kent University, will give a keynote address to get the day started and Kay Hack, STEM lead from the HEA, will be starting the afternoon session.

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CPHC Chair’s Report: October 2016

After the summer, some key activity must begin in earnest.  CPHC has been in discussions with CASE to explore the benefit of undertaking and producing a joint report on the CS/STEM landscape.  Suggestions from members are welcome. 

Key points:

This week the Prime Minister has started to outline a BREXIT timeline.  I think it will be important for CPHC to identify opportunities as well as issues.  Our approach for identifying such issues and opportunities, and communicating our message, is being considered.  It is worth exploring whether we should work in partnership on such a programme.

A Shadbolt Implementation Group has been established by DfE (who will lead the follow up work, reporting to Jo Johnson).  Representatives from CPHC, DCMS, Tech Partnership, BCS and HEFCE are on the group.  A meeting was held in August, with a follow-up arranged for 5 October.  CPHC has been asked to lead on two actions, and support a third.  CPHC members will indirectly support the fourth action on Accreditation.  A ministerial round table with Jo Johnson has been scheduled for late November.

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