Thursday 19 September 18:00 - 21:00

BCS, The Chartered Institute for IT
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Student Prize Awards and Career Talk by BCS President - London Central Branch


The BCS London Central branch hosts an annual award ceremony for students in 11 Universities. We have 1 prize winner from each of the following Universities: City, Greenwich, Imperial, King's, London Met, London South Bank, Middlesex, Queen Mary, Royal Holloway, UCL and UEL. ย  The BCS President, Michael Grant, will be presenting the awards and will give an overview of the achievements that each student is being awarded for. After a short break the BCS President will then give a presentation on his career to date and the rich opportunities that the IT sector provides. ย  About the speakerMichael Grant first entered the technology field in the flight simulation industry. He then spent 35 years working in a variety of international marketing and corporate communications roles at director and vice-president level within six IT companies: Gateway, Lotus Development, Commodore, ICL, Prime Computer and Wang. ย  In recent years, he has worked in IT recruitment, having founded his own pan-European IT headhunting company. Today, he is an associate director of Harvey Nash, one of the worldโ€™s leading IT services and recruitment organisations. ย  As BCS president, Grant's priority is to champion the fundamental line of trying to make IT good for society. ย  He came from a humble background and says of the IT sector "you could be of any religion, any colour, any background and people just didnโ€™t care. You had an equal opportunity and, in my case, it was always upward because I started at the bottom. The industry gave me extraordinary opportunities that, in my wildest dreams, I could never have thought possible". Overview of Agenda17:50 - Registration (sign in at reception)18:00 - Student Prize Award Ceremony18:25 - Short Break18:30 - Talk by BCS President19:30 - Networking21:00 - The event ends -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 'Regular' attendees of BCS events - please note the venue change.ย  From 1st September, BCS London will be based in Moorgate.ย  Everyone will need to sign in on arrival to gain entry to the building. ย  Please note, duplicate names of the same delegate will be deleted.ย  For overseas delegates who wish to attend the event please note that BCS does not issue invitation letters. -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- THIS EVENT IS BROUGHT TO YOU BY:ย BCS London Central Branch - visit

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