Scottish Computing graduates are found worldwide, 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 courses in Computing, and today, offer world class Computing education that fully spans the discipline.

All of this is underpinned by internationally leading research in Computing Education.

SICSA Education focuses on understanding issues encountered within the field of Computing Education on a national level, 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.

We offer funding for events and activities which are focused on Computing Science and Informatics Education and we invite proposals at any time. 

To find out more, see our information on Education Event Sponsorship.

Meet our directors

Dr Matthew Barr

Director of Education

Matt Barr is a Senior Lecturer at University of Glasgow where he leads the Education and Practice section with interests in EDI and game-based learning. Dr Barr is the Director of Education for SICSA and founder of the Ada Scotland Festival.

Dr Debbie Meharg

Deputy Director of Education

Debbie Meharg is an Associate Professor and Head of Applied Informatics within the School of Computing, Engineering and the Built Environment at Edinburgh Napier University. Dr Meharg was appointed as SICSA’s Deputy Director of Education in 2023.