2013 IEEE UK&RI 5th Student Branch Chair Meeting

On 1st March 2013, IEEE United Kingdom and Republic of Ireland Section 5th Student Branch Chair Meeting had been successfully held in Queen Mary University of London.

Student Activities Chair (IEEE UK&RI Section) Yifei Wang and IEEE Student Branch (SB) Chairs from 10 universities (Bournemouth University, Queen Mary University of London, University College Dublin, University of Bath, University of Bedfordshire, University of Edinburgh, University of Greenwich, University of Manchester, University of Southampton, and University of Westminster) had attended the meeting. Guest speakers from IEEE Region 8 and UK&RI Section were invited to this meeting as well.

The Student Activities Chair and IEEE SB Chairs had reported the past and future activities in this year. Yifei introduced some approaches to obtain financial support. Some of the chairs mentioned that the challenge they faced was to increase the number of student members. In discussion and questions part, the chairs exchanged their experience of organizing activities and talked about the future collaboration.

Guest speakers, Sohaib Qamar Sheikh (Student Activities Committee, IEEE Region 8), Teresa Schofield (WIE Chairperson, IEEE UK&RI Section), Roland Saam (LMAG Chairperson, IEEE UK&RI Section) and Emmanouil Benetos (GOLD Representative, IEEE UK&RI Section), presented the activity reports in the meeting. Charles Shoniregun (Professional Activities Chairman, IEEE UK&RI Section) had a professional talk about “Cloud Security Standards”. In the discussion and questions part, they gave some valuable suggestions about the future works and the resources that can support the SB activities.