University's Final Year Computing Students Impress Local Businesses

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Local business owners and industry experts have been strongly impressed by the work and ideas of eighty-five final year Computing students at the University of Worcester.

The budding professionals presented their projects at the annual Worcester Business School ‘Computing Project Showcase’ last month.

At the event they had the opportunity to gather good practice examples applicable to their current studies and discuss their future employment prospects.

The showcased work included use of social media in the global football industry, use of LinkedIn for university recruitment and marketing, analysis of e-voting feasibility around the globe and a study on the vulnerabilities of cloud computing.

Students also presented their projects on building a game achievement guide application, browser accessibility for the visually impaired, security of mobile devices, as well as a study in artificial intelligence in robotics.

Steve Borwell, Managing Director of Borwell Custom Software Solutions and Chair of the Worcestershire Local Education Partnership Cyber Security sub-group, was one of the industry experts to attend the showcase.

Mr Borwell said: “I was really impressed with the variety of projects, the knowledge in the areas being studied, and the students’ ability to present as well – a valuable business skill in itself.”

Joanne Kuzma, Principal Lecturer in Computing at the University, added: “The final year students showed a great deal of creativity on a wide range of topics. The research they conducted for their projects got them very excited about pursuing employment opportunities in areas they have never considered before, such as Social Media management.

 “The showcase also inspired our second year students, who are already enthusiastic about the range of topics they can choose from for their Computing projects next year.”