Associated Bodies

The Institution has partnered with many academic and professional organisations, bodies and companies to provide a better service for it’s members and to promote good software development practice.

Lincoln is the first of our new Academic Partners and we are pleased to work with the Faculty and Students to improve software development standards.

The School of Computer Science is based at their picturesque waterfront Brayford campus and benefits from state-of-the-art facilities in the Isaac Newton Building. The School holds a broad range of expertise in Computing Technologies and Information Systems, including specialisms in robotics and autonomous systems, computer vision and image engineering, medical applications of technology, social computing, games computing, cultural computing and business computing.

One of oldest Academic Partners, we are pleased to work with the University.

There are 38 Oxford colleges, which are financially independent and self-governing, but relate to the central University in a kind of federal system. There are also six permanent private halls, which are similar to colleges except that they tend to be smaller, and were founded by particular Christian denominations. The colleges and halls are close academic communities, which bring together students and researchers from different disciplines, cultures and countries. This helps to foster the outstanding research achievement that has made Oxford a leader in so many fields.

The colleges and the University work together to organise teaching and research, and many staff at Oxford will hold both a college and a University post.

Plymouth is one of our IAP Prize centres. Students software projects are evaluated and the winner receives a certificate, cash prize and a free years membership of the Institution.

Computing at the University of Plymouth is the embodiment of this passion to develop, create and innovate with a range of undergraduate and postgraduate degrees focused upon producing the next generation the computer scientists and engineers. With a rich history in providing excellent research and industry informed teaching, our graduates have excellent employment opportunities and are led through their learning by experienced research and commercially active staff. This ensures students are kept at the cutting edge of technological development and go into industry primed with the right skills, knowledge and mindset to succeed.

The University of South Wales is another of our IAP Prize centres. Students software projects are evaluated and the winner receives a certificate, cash prize and a free years membership of the Institution.

They have developed maths and computing courses in consultation with businesses and professional bodies, equipping students with essential skills and experience in order to gain employment when they graduate. Many of our courses are recognised by professional bodies, including the Institution of Analysts and Programmers, British Computer Society (BCS) and the Institute of Mathematics and its Applications, which give them a professional seal of approval.

Learning opens up opportunity and enriches every stage of life. We want to help people along this path of discovery and inspiration, cultivating a love of learning that enables a lifetime of progress.

That’s why we support charities that are just as dedicated to helping people make their lives better through learning – including Project Literacy and Magic Breakfast.

Pearson offer Institution members up to 30% off selected books

John Wiley & Sons. John Wiley & Sons, founded in 1807, is an independent, global publisher of print and electronic products. Wiley specializes in scientific and technical books, journals, textbooks, education materials, and professional and consumer books.

Wiley’s offer IAP members a generous discount on their books.

Woman in Technology is a wholly owned brand of McGregor Boyall committed to assisting suitably  qualified and experienced women in their search for career opportunities in Information Technology.

We believe unequivocally that a genuinely diverse talent base within an organisation con­stitutes a strong and sustainable corporate asset. Women in Technology’s strategic goal is to support that belief with practical, effective and commercially self-sustaining action.

Please join our established networks across LinkedInTwitter and Facebook to be kept up to date with the latest news, events and discussions from Women in Technology.

Virtually every aspect of our lives is touched by information technology running a diverse range of software; from the way we listen to music, the phones we carry with us, the vehicles we drive, to the computers that support the information economy. The trend to embed software in everyday items is accelerating. Our daily lives and industrial processes are now heavily reliant on a wide range of underpinning software. Yet the root cause of many problems is untrustworthy software There is a pressing need to address the quality and robustness of our software – to establish its “trustworthiness”. The TSFdn aims to collect, organise and share the wealth of knowledge, experience and capabilities that already exist in the UK public and private sectors and in academia about trustworthy software to give people a joined-up, curated view of the information that is available.

Introduced in 2000, the UK R&D tax credits scheme allows companies to reduce their corporate tax bill or receive a tax refund based on a proportion of their R&D expenditure.  The main objective of the scheme is to increase both the quality and quantity of UK Research and Development, in order to attract foreign direct investment and encourage domestic R&D activity.

Since its inception, the scheme has grown to include both SMEs and large companies. In 2016/17 £3.5 billion was claimed in R&D tax credits by innovative UK businesses. The scheme can be used by any organisation that pays corporation tax in the UK and meets the necessary R&D criteria; it can even be used on unsuccessful projects.

The work that qualifies for R&D tax relief must be part of a specific project which aims to make an advance in its field.  The project may research or develop a new process, product or service or improve on an existing one.  You can claim SME R&D relief (RDTC) if you’re a SME with less than 500 staff and a turnover of under €100m or a balance sheet total under €86m

Leyton works in partnership with their clients to identify the government funding schemes that are most relevant to their business and can deliver maximum returns in tax credits or grant funding.  They then explore the clients’ business activities in detail using qualified sector experts to ensure all potential qualifying costs are considered. They use a tried and tested methodology that has delivered over 7,500 successful claims in the last 10 years’ worth over £350m to their client-companies.

The Institution and Dell have got together to offer our members a discount on Dell products and some services.

This could save members upto 20% and may be on top of existing Dell discounts.

The discount can be used by individuals and businesses alike.

While we cannot guarentee you cannot buy it cheaper elsewhere, it must be worth a look when buying new computer equipment.

During 2020 and 2021 many people in the UK suffered mental health issues and the Institution is pleased to work with Geek.Zone to help both the Institutions and Geek.Zone’s members.

Geek.Zone is the community for geeks! They come together through our shared interests, so no matter what your hobby or passion is, you are sure to find likeminded people at Geek.Zone. We are not-for-profit mental health charity, so you know that every penny helps to build the community, not a fat cat. Find out more at Geek.Zone/About.

They Run events in the community to promote social inclusion and mental well being by giving members a like minded social network to become part of.