• Masters News

    Published: Tuesday, 29 November 2016

    British Computer Society (BCS) Several of our masters programmes are accredited by the BCS (http://www.bcs.org/).

    British Computer Society (BCS)

    Several of our masters programmes are accredited by the BCS (http://www.bcs.org/). The role of the BCS, the Chartered Institute for IT, under its Royal Charter, is to make IT good for society, ensuring that everyone benefits from technology-led change. Every few years the BCS reviews the programmes it accredits, and a Panel from the BCS will be visiting the school on 1st December as part of the review.  As one aspect of this, the Panel will meet with Student Representative from both our undergraduate and postgraduate taught programmes.

    Building Access over Christmas and New Year

    Please note that from Saturday 17th December – Thursday 22nd December 2016 inclusive and from Tuesday 3rd January – Sunday 15th January 2017 inclusive, UG and MSc student access is daily between 08:00 - 23:30 hrs for students who have valid Out-of-Hours Passes.

    From Friday 23rd December 2016 – Monday 2nd January 2017 inclusive, when both buildings are closed and there is no student access, The University's Learning Commons and George Kenyon IT Cluster are open throughout this period except for Sunday 25th and Monday 26th December 2016 if you wish to take the opportunity to use the facilities available there.

    Phishing Training

    During a discussion about phishing at the Health and Safety committee, the PGT rep asked whether the online training was available for students. It has now been made accessible at: https://app.manchester.ac.uk/CCCEMPH

    IT Services have asked that we bear in mind that the course was designed for staff so all of the examples and references are aimed at this audience.


    You may have seen in the news last week that SkyScanner, which lets users compare prices for flights and hotels, was sold for £1.4 billion. Did you know that the company’s founders Bonamy Grimes and Gareth Williams graduated from this School? Skyscanner is currently hiring Computer Science students for summer internships and graduate roles.

    Oxford Road Closure

    Oxford Road is currently closed for resurfacing between Brunswick Street and Booth Street until late Sun 4 Dec, and bus diversions are in place for services 15, 18, 38, 41-45, 53, X57, 85, 86, 111, 142, 143, 197, 250 and 263. Find out more about the Oxford Road changes.

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