Students showcase to employers

A computing student at University Centre Peterborough showing his work to an employer.

A computing student at University Centre Peterborough showing his work to an employer.

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Students from University Centre Peterborough showcased their final major projects to local employers earlier this month.

Students studying on BEng Integrated Engineering and BSc Computing and Information Systems took part in the annual exhibition to showcase their major piece of research or development work undertaken during their final year.

The students demonstrated over 20 projects on topics they had chosen. Educational subjects were popular this year; there were also a number of apps for phones and tablets to help with fitness or catching the bus; others focussed on new developments in website technology.

Local employers are invited to attend this event to critique the students and give them valuable feedback. It is also a great opportunity for students to speak to employers from the industry.

Nearly 20 computing professionals attended from local firms both large and small to give feedback and career advice.

Alex Shaw, from Compare the Market, said: “I left feeling inspired after seeing some innovative and exciting work from a range of talented young students. It was great to see the students engaged with the attendees and enthusiastic about showcasing their products, not only were the basics covered (attentive, smart, well presented) but they were able to answer questions informatively and in some cases had clearly put in a huge amount of effort into the projects, being honest where they had learnt through failure. They were happy to take feedback and even let us poke about in the code.”

The event also gave engineering students to showcase their projects.

2nd Year HNC Engineering student, Sam Gale, said: “It is a great opportunity to show off our final major projects to fellow students, staff and local employers.”

The event was a great success and a couple of students were even approached by companies for their CVs which is a great achievement. For more information about University Centre Peterborough and the courses it offers please visit www.peterborough.ac.uk/ucp or call 0845 1965750.