BCS Code of Conduct: How does it matter to you?

Monday 4th April 2016, 12 noon.

Speaker: Ian Thornton-Bryar, BCS Ethics SG.

Venue: Room A17 at Edinburgh Napier University Merchiston campus.

Synopsis

This talk is a guest lecture to Edinburgh Napier University students working on group projects as part of their third year undergraduate studies. The majority of the projects have real clients either internal to the University or in external organisations, and this is the first time that most of the students will have had to consider what it means to take a professional approach to their work. The external clients range from the Royal Bank of Scotland at one extreme to self-employed craft workers at the other. One member of each team has the role of project manager and is primarily responsible for client communications. The PMs are supported by a weekly Project Management Forum where they can discuss issues within their projects, discuss possible solutions among themselves and benefit from advice from experienced University staff. This talk from Ian Thornton-Bryar is intended to put the students’ recent first-hand experience of working with clients and with each other into a wider context.

After Ian's presentation, the University careers service and business incubator, Bright Red Triangle, will be providing some additional material aimed at helping the students take best advantage of their recent project experience. BCS members are welcome to stay for the second half of the event (13:00 – 14:00) if they wish. There will be a break after the first half so that anyone who wishes to leave can do so.

Places are limited – please contact Brian Davison to book.

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