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Institute of Coding

Institute of Coding

By Institute of Coding
The Institute of Coding (IoC) is a large national consortium of educators, employers and outreach organisations that is committed to co-developing new courses and activities that will help a larger and more diverse group of learners into digital careers.

Here you can find podcasts from our annual conferences in 2019 and 2020. Many of the podcasts have a corresponding presentation, which you can view on our website here.

You can also view videos from our conferences on our YouTube channel.

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Conference 2020 - Using assistive technology to support learning outcomes
The second Institute of Coding annual conference was held from 24-25 February 2020, at the IET: Savoy Place in London. In this podcast, Neil Milliken leads a panel discussion on how assistive technology can support and improve learning outcomes at all stages of digital skills education. Chair: Neil Milliken, Chair of the IoC D&I Board / Global Head Of Accessibility (Atos) Panellists:  Molly Watt, Accessibility Consultant,  Robin Spinks Senior Strategy Manager, RNIB,  Professor Amanda Kirby, Do-IT Solutions,  Piers Wilkinson, Disability Officer, NUS Designed for a diverse audience of policy makers, employers, educators and learners, the IoC brought together a broad group of participants to find collaborative ways to respond to topics of national interest, including the digital skills gap and the need for better diversity and inclusion in the sector.   Start your digital skills journey today:  Follow the IoC on Twitter:   Follow the IoC on Instagram:   Visit our website: 
June 23, 2020
Conference 2019 - Degree Apprenticeships Post 2020 - Panel discussion
Government, industry and learner representatives explored the future of degree apprenticeships at our conference in March. Listen to their discussion panel with: Clare Bonson, Deputy Director, the Department for Education Professor Malcolm Press, Vice-Chancellor, Manchester Metropolitan University and a member of the Institute of Apprenticeships Board Chloe Hodgson, Degree Apprentice, Autotrader, and studying at Manchester Metropolitan University  Bob Clift, Director of Employer Relationships, Tech Partnership Degrees Claire Findlay, Global Head of Apprenticeships, Barclays   To find out more about the IoC and to stay up to date on IoC activity, visit our website and follow our Twitter. 
July 26, 2019
Conference 2019 - Government Policy: Social Mobility, Digital Employment, and Industrial Strategy
A panel of policy experts, chaired by Nicola Turner MBE, Head of Sector Practice at the Office for Students, consider current and emerging Government policy affecting pathways to sought after digital skills, access to and participation in those pathways, and employment in the digital economy. The panel focuses upon key digital skills shortages, equality of educational outcomes and social mobility. Panellists include:  Dr. Brooke Storer-Church, Skills and Employability Manager, Fair Access and Participation Directorate, Office for Students Tim Cook, Team Leader, Office for Artificial Intelligence at the Department for Digital Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) and the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) Stephen Rogers, STEM and Digital Skills Unit, Department for Education Professor Andy Westwood, Vice Dean for Social Responsibility and Professor of Government Practice, The University of Manchester  To find out more about the IoC and to stay up to date on IoC activity, visit our website and follow our Twitter. 
July 23, 2019
Conference 2019 - Addressing the gender imbalance in the digital and computing sector
There are far too few women in the computing and digital sectors. Chaired by Dr Darren Dancey of Manchester Metropolitan University (MMU), this session presents an analysis of the data followed by a series of invited speakers who share their experience of addressing gender inequality.  Featuring: Dr Darren Dancey, MMU  Prof Edmund Robinson, QMUL  Katie Gallagher, Managing Director, Manchester Digital Gillian Arnold, Managing Director, Tectre, and member of the IoC Diversity & Inclusion Board  Panellists include Debbie Forster MBE, CEO, Tech Talent Charter, and member of the IoC Diversity & Inclusion Board and Nadia Johnson, Undergraduate Apprentice, Thales  To find out more about the IoC and to stay up to date on IoC activity, visit our website and follow our Twitter. 
July 22, 2019
Conference 2019 - Challenges and Disruption in 21st Century Digital Skills Training – Reaching and Teaching
How can we reach and teach the digital workers of the future? Listen to James Davenport from University of Bath discuss challenges to digital skills training, along with Amali de Alwis, Mark Giesbrecht, Mark Smith and Olivier Crouzet.  To find out more about the IoC and to stay up to date on IoC activity, visit our website and follow our Twitter. 
July 22, 2019
IoC Conference 2019 Dinner Speech - Jacqueline de Rojas
President of techUK and co-chair of the IoC Jacqueline de Rojas gave an inspiring speech on life long learning during the conference dinner.  To find out more about the IoC and to stay up to date on IoC activity, visit our website and follow our Twitter.
July 22, 2019