BIMA Digital Day

10 November 2021

Schools Registration Now Open

Register Here

BIMA Digital Day

10 November 2021

Companies Registration Now Open

Register Here

What is Digital Day?

The only initiative of its kind, BIMA Digital Day gives 11-16 year olds an insight into a world of digital careers. Students compete in a sponsored, nationwide digital challenge for a chance to win £500 cash for their school and some fantastic prizes for themselves.

Why Does Digital Day Matter?

It’s a day that brings digital to life. And if previous years are anything to go by, it’s a day that changes lives. Not so long ago, 95% of BIMA members told us a lack of skills was holding back their growth. The Centre for Economics and Business Research agreed, saying the shortage of tech and digital talent is costing the UK £21.8bn.

Pandemic aside, digital has been growing at twice the rate of the broader economy. But unless we fix the skills shortage, that can’t continue. Digital Day works for schools. It works for students. It works for the sector as a whole in encouraging more young people to discover the potential of a digital career. And with every passing year, it matters more than ever.

 

How does it work for Schools?

FAQ's

Schools Register Here

10 November 2021

Register
How does it work?

It’s simple. Just register your school or agency here and we will provide all the assets and materials you need to run the sessions.

 

Is it completely free?

Yes! BIMA provides you with all the assets you need – including the challenge sheets and presentation.

How many students need to be involved?

This one is completely up to you. Typically, we see class sizes of 30–40 students, but there have been instances where classes could be smaller (anything from 5) to much much bigger (100+).

Do we need computers?

The bottom line is no. A computer or tablet is useful, to be able to research online or look for information, however the challenge is primarily looking for great ideas.

You will need a room with a screen to show the videos that we have lined up for the sessions. Alternatively, you will be able to share the video link/address with the students. You will need one computer to submit the winning challenge.

Will it be a full school day?

Yes we ask you to keep the whole day free for Digital Day.

How many entries can a school make?

One entry per school can be submitted into the National competition.

What's the deadline for submission?

After the final online session, you’ll have 2 weeks to complete and submit your entry.

How should we submit our entry?

We’re only accepting entries submitted digitally. If, however, your entry includes drawings, models or other physical elements, we will accept jpg photos of them.

When will you announce the results?

Our judges will be working hard to review every entry promptly. We aim to announce the results by mid-December.

 

How does it work for companies

FAQ's

Companies Register Here

10 November 2021

Sign Up
How does it work?

Once you have signed up we will pair you with a local school for the day. We will also provide you with all the assets and materials you need to run the day, all you need to is get in touch with your school to say hello! You then head back to school for the day on 10 November 2021 to help facilitate the day and help students to complete their challenges.

Will it be a full day?

Yes! We ask agencies to keep the whole day on 10 November free for Digital Day. There is a presentation in the morning that will last an hour and the challenges should take up the rest of the day. Please do not plan anything else in for the day.

How many people should I send?

We ask that agencies send a minimum of two people, however, a good rule of thumb is approx. one person for every 15 students so it is important to find out from your school how many pupils are taking part. If there are more students taking part than is feasible for you, then please let BIMA know so we can send in another agency as well.

What assets do I receive on the day?

Schools will receive their challenge sheets in the post at the beginning of November so keep an eye on your post box. Everything else that you need will be sent to you by email so keep an eye on your inbox.

What do the challenges look like?

The challenges change every year but they are always sponsored by brands and focus on real-life issues. To give you an idea last year’s challenge was set by EPAM, a Global Technology company that set students a challenge to raise awareness of the UK’s Food Poverty issues.

EPAM - Our Challenge Sponsor

We are delighted to have EPAM on board once again as our Industry Challenge Sponsor. EPAM is a global technology company, combining award-winning consultancy, creative and design experience with leading-edge engineering.

EPAM is dedicated to inspiring young people to choose a career in digital. They actively invest in the education of future EPAM professionals and provide special support to those who are just starting their careers. To discover more please visit their website here.

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