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Edinburgh Branch - Growing Your Luck

BCS, The Chartered Institute for IT

Wednesday, 6 June 2018 from 18:00 to 21:00 (BST)

Edinburgh Branch - Growing Your Luck

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Joint meeting with BCSWomen Scotland

Refreshments and networking from 6:00 pm.


What makes for a good network? Why do some people seem to get all the luck? If the thought of networking makes your toes curl, in this talk will explore what makes an effective network and what you can do to help opportunities reach you. We will look at the barriers some of us experience when networking and those that we put up to avoid it. You’ll hopefully leave with some ideas on developing networking skills that suit you and can be sustained.

About the speaker

  Dr Sara Shinton

I'm a researcher developer with a background in research, careers guidance and consultancy. Since January 2017, I’ve been Head of Researcher Development at The University of Edinburgh. Over the last ten years, in partnership with the Institute of Physics, I wrote a series of guides aimed at early career physicists on topics including resilience, funding, collaboration, career balance and researcher career paths.

I'm passionate about the opportunities that STEM careers create and founded the annual Science Festival 'Bang Goes the Borders' in 2011 (principally as a means of my children meeting very cool people). This connects school children in the Scottish Borders with exciting scientists and technologists (although more computer science workshops are needed and I will be prowling for offers.) I’m also on the Management Board of Borders College.

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When & Where

University of Edinburgh Informatics Forum
Room 4.31,
10 Crichton Street
EH8 9AB Edinburgh
United Kingdom

Wednesday, 6 June 2018 from 18:00 to 21:00 (BST)

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BCS, The Chartered Institute for IT

We are all responsible for ensuring technology-led change is safe and positive for everyone in society. At BCS we’re committed to meeting this responsibility under royal charter.

That’s why we set the highest standards of professionalism and best practice in the industry, share knowledge, and develop skills and capability tuned to our evolving digital world.

We’ve been supporting the technology industry since 1957 and our 73,000-strong membership spans 150 countries. Every member actively promotes IT professionalism and we provide them with career development opportunities and bring the community together to address the professional, ethical and economic challenges facing technology today.

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