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Peer recognition for placement student

Hubert Dziedziczak, a Computer Science (Networks) with a Year in Industry student, won the Employee of the Quarter award while on placement at the Wates Group. The award formally recognises individuals who perform tasks far beyond their job descriptions in … Continue reading

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Employee award for placement student

Jordan Norris, a Computer Science with a Year in Industry student, has won an employee award for exceptional contribution during his industrial placement. Jordan is working at Zest The Agency as part of his degree and was given the quarterly … Continue reading

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Alumna wins Tech Women 50 award

Computing with a Year in Industry Alumna, Charlotte Hutchinson, has been named one of the top 50 women in technology in We Are Tech Women‘s  TechWomen50 awards 2017, which celebrates emerging talent. Over 500 women were nominated for the awards … Continue reading

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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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