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Published on 31 July 2019 by web editor

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At the Institute of Coding (IoC), we are committed to increasing digital skills and believe that education is a continuous process. That’s why our partners from all over the UK offered a range of courses and events for all levels throughout the summer. Read on for a round-up of some of the events our partners have run and information on what is coming up.

June

Northumbria University and QA Consulting continued their partnership with another instalment in their Teach the Nation to Code series, where beginners to experts can learn and refresh their Python skills. Follow the IoC North East England Twitter account hear about upcoming events >> https://twitter.com/IoCNE

As part of London Tech Week, we were pleased to host a workshop on 10th June with Composure Media on the topic of building personal confidence. To find out how you can boost your confidence, read our blog from the event >> https://instituteofcoding.org/news/blog/2019/06/tips-from-our-experts-five-ways-you-can-increase-your-confidence-and-boost-your-success/

Workshop participants practising their handshakes

Subtle biases can impact everyone’s day to day working lives. Manchester Metropolitan University’s training in unconscious bias in late June aimed to help participants address those biases and eliminate their sources, creating a better working environment for everyone. Find out more about MMU’s work with the IoC on their website >> https://www2.mmu.ac.uk/institute-of-coding/

July

The University of Exeter Summer School provided students with the opportunity to learn useful programming languages like Python and R, and get to grips with the basics of artificial intelligence through their three-week course on the fundamentals of computer programming and social data analytics. Visit their website for updates on the 2020 summer school >> https://www.iocsummerschoolexeter.org/

Participant at the 2018 summer school

With 4 different universities, numerous industry partners and 100 women from BAME and underrepresented communities, TechUP Women was the first Future Projects Fund programme to launch this year. Look out for more information on this programme coming soon! You can also follow the project’s progress on their Twitter account >> https://twitter.com/TechUpWomen

selfie of lots of women in a lecture theatre
TechUP Women participants at the first residential weekend in Durham – EmJay Nicholas, 2019

Manchester Metropolitan University ran their Consider a Digital Career event in mid-July to show that developing a tech career can be easier than you think. With a panel of successful tech industry workers who all studied various non-tech subjects, this event was a great way to discover a new career path.


Upcoming events

If you enjoyed reading about the IoC consortium’s events from this summer, there are even more events coming in September and October which you can sign up to now. Visit our events page for more information >> https://instituteofcoding.org/events/

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