computing students in a talk

Computing Community Meet Up

7 August 2019

Each term the School of Computing holds an informal Computing Community Meet Up for students. This is an opportunity to share achievements, thoughts, ideas and concerns with staff and fellow students in a relaxed environment.  The School also provides updates on developments, finances, events, competitions and awards.

During the Summer Community Meet Up Prize Winners for the May Engineering in Business Fellowship competition received their certificates and prize money:

students and staff at community computing event

1st place with £1,500: Anastasia Taylor, Matthew Harvey, Ian Whittemore with their idea “Turtle Fresh”

2nd place with £1,000: Okhueleigbe Aigbe, Myriam Djibrilla, Suubi (Joel) Bagambe with their idea “Care Cube”

3rd place with £500: Thomas (Ewan) Borland, Henry Hunt, Natasha Ellis with their idea “Ctrl+C+2”

A couple of ideas put forward by students were:

  • The Computing Society having more involvement with staff for events such as paint-balling, go-karting and evenings out.
  • More integrated events with technology, especially drones.

Hearing these opinions allows us not only to grow as a School but adapt to ensure student’s views, wherever possible, are included in future academic and social plans.

Buckingham’s School of Computing courses allow students to develop their knowledge and understanding of Artificial Intelligence, Cyber Security, Augmented and Virtual Reality and Web and Mobile Applications Development. The School also offers extra-curricular activities for students such as competitions and work-in progress seminars – these ensure that students across multi-disciplinary areas are given opportunities to enhance their professional skills in preparation for the work environment.

Find out more about our Computing courses.