Computer students showcase their projects

Thomas Ward, who is dyslexic, is finishing a computer degree at the College of West Anglia. ANL-140404-142852001
Thomas Ward, who is dyslexic, is finishing a computer degree at the College of West Anglia. ANL-140404-142852001

Students at the College of West Anglia were given the chance to give others an insight into the many different projects they have developed for their course.

The work of the students, who are in the final year of their degree courses in computer sciences, was demonstrated on posters and on far-reaching computer applications.

A dozen students are expecting their degrees this year and demonstrated the work produced during their three-year course in an exhibition in the college’s new Skyline conference centre.

Subjects, chosen by the computer science students themselves, had included such things as how the subjects could be taught in primary schools, artificial intelligence in the game environment, prosthetics, virtual reality technologies in the field of learning and investigating how computer software is available to help dyslexia sufferers.

Not surprisingly that was the subject chosen by Thomas Ward (22), from March, who had triumphed in the face of adversity as he had fought to overcome dyslexia throughout primary and secondary education.

He said he had made a point of going to university and had proved himself by doing the university course at the College of West Anglia.

As a dyslexia sufferer, just like famous personalities such as Einstein, Churchill and Edison, Thomas hoped to find employment helping others.

Another project, undertaken by Thomas Saward, from Weeting, showed how a robot could be controlled from distance in a home, which could be used by a GP, or even to control a robotic firefighter.