TV role for placement student

Year in Industry student stars in TV ad

screenshot of advert with student posing as dental patient

A School of Computing student is starring in a TV advert for the company he is on placement with. Wei Siang is a Computer Science student who is currently doing his Year in Industry placement at Holiday Extras.

The company is running an advertising campaign focusing on how easy it is to be distracted by their deals, with Wei posing as a patient whose dentist is not focused on the task in hand.

Industrial Placement Co-ordinator Katie Van Sanden said; “We are used to our students getting involved in a variety of activities when they are on placement. They often choose to go above and beyond their job descriptions and really embed themselves in the organisation which leads them to do all manner of interesting projects. However, as far as I know this is the first time that one of our students has landed an acting role on screen.”

The School of Computing supports over 100 of its students to go on an industrial placement every year. All taught students have the option to add a placement to their degree.