Placement student wins Digital Recognition Award

Sam Cordner-Matthews

Sam Cordner-Matthews, a Computer Science with a Year in Industry student, has received a Digital Recognition Award while on placements at Schroders.

The Digital Recognition Awards are given to placement year students who have made a significant contribution to digital at Schroders.

Sam said ‘I was given the Digital Recognition Award for my effort in Schroders’ Digital Innovation Challenge after winning the Best Technology prize for our hackathon entry. It felt great to be recognised by senior people at such a large company, and just goes to show how much impact you can have whilst on a placement year.’

The School of Computing sends over 100 students on placements every year. The School has strong links with industry in Kent, nationally and internationally and has two dedicated placement officers who help students secure roles. The Industrial placement programme is available to all undergraduates and taught Master’s students in the School.
Sam joins several other students who have won awards while on placement including Jade Donaldson, Jordan Norris and Hubert Dziedziczak.