Enhancing UK computing education research infrastructure with doctoral consortia

Maguire, Joseph and Fincher, Sally and Cutts, Quintin and English, Rosanne; (2022) Enhancing UK computing education research infrastructure with doctoral consortia. In: UKICER 2022 - Proceedings of the 2022 Conference on United Kingdom and Ireland Computing Education Research. ACM International Conference Proceeding Series . Association for Computing Machinery, IRL, pp. 1-2. ISBN 9781450397421 (https://doi.org/10.1145/3555009.3555011)

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The research infrastructure of a mature discipline includes many components, one of which is the steady production of PhD graduates. In a young discipline such as computing education, there are relatively few supervisors and students, supervisory norms have not matured and networking between students and with other researchers is challenging. In such a context, the development of a doctoral consortium (DC) is particularly important. This editorial captures the need to provide a regular DC for the UK computing education research community, and directions for development.