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Branch Events

All events are free (in the unlikely event they are not we will let you know up front) and booking is only essential where we ask you to prebook, e.g. for the Christmas Lecture. A booking link will then be provided by the event.  

How technology and social media is helping students to cheat and what is being done in response to these threats

Date Wednesday 20 May 2015
Time 18:30 - tea and coffee from 18:30 for the presentation at 19:00.
Speaker Irene Glendinning - Branch Chairwoman and Student Experience manager, Coventry University
Location ECG-01 Coventry University Engineering & Computing block
Abstract As the title suggests, we will explore various ways now open to students to avoid completing assessments themselves that count towards their degree qualifications. Many of these methods for cheating depend on the use of technology, either for communicating or for delivering the information needed. However technology is also being used in different ways to counter the threats and to help students to appreciate academic values.

The talk draws on findings from an EU funded research project Impact of Policies for Plagiarism in Higher Education Across Europe (IPPHEAE) that ran between 2010 and 2013 and was led by the presenter. IPPHEAE explored how different universities and higher education institutions across 27 EU member states were managing cases of plagiarism and other forms of academic dishonesty.
Irene will explain what was discovered from the research, but also include findings from follow-up work done after the project finished. The conclusion is that if left unchallenged, as is the case in some parts of the world, student cheating has serious implications for the security and integrity of academic standards. The on-going challenge is to promote the need for robust and holistic institutional policies that encompass education, deterrence, detection and sanctions.

Guinness World Record Attempt - Appathon

Date Saturday 13 Jun 2015
Time 10:00 - 10.00am sharp - close at 3:00pm
Speaker BCS HQ/BCS Women Group - overview of UK wide event at - www.bcs.org/content/ConWebDoc/54172
Location Warwick University, Building 12, Coventry, CV4 7AL
Abstract Saturday the 13th June, BCSWomen will undertake a Guinness World Record attempt to achieve the largest number of individuals learning to code an Android App.Full details of the Coventry/Warwickshire presentation are at http://www.bcs.org/content/ConWebDoc/54586 including the booking link
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