CPHC Workshop dates announced

This year CPHC are offering workshops on themes of interest to the
membership. The intention is to run each workshop several times, in
different parts of the country. If you are interested to host one,
please get in touch.

The first two workshops are “A Chair in 10 Years”, focussed on career
planning and networking for early-career colleagues, and “North of 300:
Dealing with Significant Growth”, focussed on sharing approaches and
practices in response to greatly increased student numbers.

There is a cost-covering charge of £50 per head.

Further details may be found here – please pass these on to appropriate

For ‘A Chair in 10 Years’ at the University of Sheffield on Thursday 13 December 2018, please book here.

For ‘North of 300 – Dealing with Significant Growth’ at Queen Mary University of London on Friday 25 January 2019, please book here.


ICT equality, diversity and inclusion action plan published

Members may be aware that CPHC has been working with EPSRC, BCS, the IET, UKCRC and TechWorks in commissioning a study from the Employment Research Institute at Edinburgh Napier University ‘Taking action to promote equality, diversity and inclusion across ICT’.  The diversity study and Action Plan have now been published on the EPSRC website:


2018 CPHC Conference

The 2018 CPHC Conference is due to be held on Monday 23rd and Tuesday 24th April 2018 at Newcastle University School of Computing, Urban Sciences Building, 1 Science

The event is due to start with parallel Workshops on the morning of Monday 23rd April:

10:00-12:00 New Heads Workshop – Dr Iain Phillips, Loughborough University

10:15-12:15 Athena SWAN – Professor Carron Shankland, University of Stirling 

The main Conference start time is 12:30 on the Monday and will close at approximately 12:30 on Tuesday 24th April, followed by a networking lunch for delegates.  We are also opening up the second day Tuesday 24th April 2018 as a stand-alone day, which will concentrate on a wide range of issues of interest to Computer Science departments.

There will be two further parallel Workshops on the afternoon of Tuesday 24th April:

13:30-15:00 ORBIT Workshop: promoting Responsible Research and Innovation – Professor Bernd Stahl, De Montfort University

13:30-15:00 Degree Apprenticeship Workshop – Professor Alastair Irons, University of Sunderland

 The main Conference programme may be found here and will include updates on REF, TEF (subject pilot), the Institute of Coding, the National Computing Centre and recent initiatives (including work with UKCRC, BCS, IET and EPSRC) on equality, diversity and inclusion.

As with previous Conferences there will also be a Conference Dinner on the evening of Monday 23rd April at the Living Planet Gallery at The Hancock.  You will be able to indicate on the booking system whether you wish to bring a guest.

The costs are as follows

Days 1 & 2 (inc the Conference and Dinner) £100
Day 1 only (no Dinner) £40
Dinner guest £45
Day 2 only £40

Bookings may be made using the link below.  Please complete all of the necessary sections so that we can arrange adequate catering requirements:


Information on flights to Newcastle and hotels near to the Conference venue may be found here.