BCS Edinburgh Branch Computing in the Community Award

In keeping with the ethos of a Professional Body whose concern is not solely for the interest of its own members, but for the benefit of the public at large, BCS Edinburgh Branch Committee has instituted a Computing in the Community Award.

This Award recognises either:

a) the contribution of an individual, or group, to the quality of life of fellow citizens by means of ICT, or
b) the achievement of an individual who has overcome adversity with the aid of ICT and serves as a model for others.

In the first category, it is the intention that the Award recognises individuals or groups who have contributed to society by efforts above and beyond the requirements of paid employment, and that the Award will make an identifiable contribution to the continuance of that work.

In the second category, the personal achievement should be remarkable and the award should make an identifiable contribution to the individual's further development.


Nominations can be made by Members or Fellows of The British Computer Society by completing the nomination form.

Nominees must reside, or be doing the work for which the Award is made, within the Branch catchment area.

The Award

The award will consist of:

a) a sum of cash, ICT equipment or other gift as determined by the committee;
b) an inscribed BCS plaque, and c) a citation and certificate.

It is a condition of the award that the recipient attends a public meeting of BCS Edinburgh Branch and is prepared to have the award publicised.

Any ICT equipment awarded comes the property and responsibility of the recipient. BCS Edinburgh Branch has no responsibility for its future maintenance, repair or replacement.


Awards will be made from time to time by the Committee of BCS Edinburgh Branch.

The decision of the Committee will be final and no correspondence will be entered into.

For more information

For more information contact Dr Alison Crerar: a.crerar@napier.ac.uk 

To Apply

Complete the nomination form and return to the BCS Edinburgh Branch Secretary:
Mr Allan Davidson, 44 Craigmount Park, Edinburgh EH12 8EE

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