Scottish Computing graduates are found world-wide, from start-up companies to global corporations; from school classrooms to specialist research labs. Scottish Universities were also amongst the first in the world to provide Undergraduate and Postgraduate course in Computing, and today, offer world class Computing education that fully spans the discipline.

SICSA Education

In line with this wold class reputation, the SICSA Education Group focuses on enhancing collaboration across the core activities of undergraduate and postgraduate provision; representing common interests to government, to employer, professional and practitioner organisations; and to the wider education sectors. These include resourcing for University Computing programmes, secondary school qualifications, the transition from school to University, and graduate skills.

Call for Education Workshop Proposals – Extended Deadline

SICSA Education would like to invite the community to apply for funds to host a SICSA Education workshops.  At the education all hands meeting earlier in the year several potential topics for workshops were suggested including:

  • Teaching 1st year programming
  • What makes a good honours project?
  • How to articulate successfully with FE colleges
  • The role of placements within Computing degrees
  • The students role in achieving Athena Swan accreditation

We now invite members of the community to bid to host one of these workshops or to organise a workshop on any other education related topic.

In order to apply please read the guidelines, complete the application form and return it to by Friday 7th November.

The funding available per workshop is up to £1,000; the total funding available for this call is £4,000.  The reviewing criteria are detailed in the application form

To become involved in the SICSA Education group or if you have any questions about SICSA Education Activities please email the SICSA Education Director, Karen Petrie, at

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