The University of Manchester is the North West base of Computing at School, a grass roots organisation that works to promote the teaching of Computer Science in school. The Regional Centre is a major new initiative to build regional support for computing in all Primary and Secondary schools. It is run jointly by the University of Manchester (School of Computer Science) and Edge Hill University, and is funded by the Department of Education through BCS (CAS).
As a central hub for computing in schools, the University of Manchester provides support for education and widening participation in Computer Science across the North West. This includes a long-running series of teachers’ CPD courses, considerable support for schools from Computer Science (CS) students including student projects based in schools, support for Master Teachers, a nationwide Schools’ Animation Competition, the Kilburn Club of teachers, support for a considerable number of national organisations which promote computing and technology in schools, “Discover Computing” and “Explore Computing” events for schoolchildren, a library of exciting technology for schools to borrow, the promotion of teaching as a career for CS students and activities to encourage women into Computer Science.
To know more about getting involved or to find out about upcoming events at the University and around the North West visit the CAS website.