Tag Archives: Year in Industry

Student develops news aggregator website while on placement year

Natalie McLaren, a BSc Web Computing with a Year in Industry student, has launched a personalised newsfeed application that she developed with a colleague while on her placement year at digital marketing agency Cyber-duck. While working at Cyber-duck Natalie learnt … Continue reading

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Sharing best practice in employability for computing graduates

The School of Computing is taking a national lead in improving employability for computing graduates. Kent is one of 25 universities which shared their best practice in a series of national workshops which culminated in the report Building a Graduate … Continue reading

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The School Placement Team hits another century

Over 100 students have once again embarked on industry placements with the support of the team in the School of Computing. Placement Officers Sian Robson and Katie Van Sanden announced that 113 students will be on placement for the 2016/17 … Continue reading

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Student David Meakin to teach tech skills in Uganda

Computing with a Year in Industry student David Meakin is planning to spend his summer vacation teaching tech skills in one of the world’s poorest countries. He will be spending a month in Uganda project managing a programme which uses hardware donated … Continue reading

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Computer Science Alumnus named in Forbes Middle East Entrepreneurs List

Forbes Middle East has named a Kent alumnus’ in a list of Entrepreneurs Shaping Saudi Arabia’s future. Luca Passone who graduated from Computer Science with a Year in Industry is one of the founders of Falconviz, an aerial surveying company. Falconviz was founded … Continue reading

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Placement student praised in company magazine

Final year Business Information Technology student, Michael Ikeji, has been featured in Brakes people magazine as the first information services student intern. Michael worked in the food distribution company between his second and final year at university and quickly outgrew … Continue reading

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Placement team used as a national example of best practice

A national report on industry placements for computer science students uses the School of Computing’s placement team an example of best practice. The report, Growing Experience: A Review of Undergraduate Placements in Computer Science by the National Centre for Universities … Continue reading

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Winners announced – Year in Industry photo competition

Computing students currently on their placement submitted a diverse range of images to the first Year in Industry photo competition, which reflects the range of experiences students have during their placement year. The judges found it difficult to narrow it … Continue reading

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Wimbledon Fortnight – a view from the players’ lounge

Student Charlotte Hutchinson will have a unique insight behind the scenes of The Championships at Wimbledon this summer. Charlotte who is a student of Information Technology with a Year in Industry at the Medway campus, is currently undertaking her placement … Continue reading

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Computing Student plans Escape from Alcatraz

While most students manage to fit plenty of new experiences into their placements year, most don’t go as far as planning an escape from an infamous prison island. However, that’s exactly what Computer Science MSc student Elizabeth Bowen will be … Continue reading

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