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RGU’s School of Computing celebrates outstanding students


Robert Gordon University’s (RGU) School of Computing Science and Digital Media has held its annual prizegiving, celebrating the most outstanding students of the last year and giving thanks to industry partners.

Prof. Chrisina JayneThe ceremony saw prizes being presented to undergraduate and postgraduate students selected for the highest academic and personal achievements.

The school enjoys very close links with its industry partners, many of which sponsored prizes at the event and had representatives there on the day to meet with the students.

Chrisina Jayne, Head of the School, commented: “The annual event is a time to celebrate the special successes of our students.

“These prizes are an acknowledgement of the capability, hard work and commitment that students have shown during the last year. These attributes will ensure their continued development in the years to come.

“I am delighted by the level of success achieved by our students and graduates. Prizes such as the ones to be presented at our annual ceremony mean a lot to those receiving them, so we thank our sponsors for providing them.”

The ceremony also gave staff and students the opportunity to reflect on the work being done within the school.

Chrisina continued: “It has been a tremendously successful year for our School. We have developed two new Graduate Level Apprenticeship (GLAs) courses in Software Development for Business and Information Technology Management for Business; validated a second MSc course in collaboration with the Informatics Institute of Technology (IIT) in Sri Lanka on Business Intelligence; and secured over £500,000 research and knowledge transfer income for innovative projects in the area of Data Science and Artificial intelligence.

“The work which goes on behind the scenes to make these achievements possible is huge and I would like to thank all our staff and partners for their continued efforts.”

Some of the companies to have offered support and sponsorship to the School of Computing Science and Digital Media throughout the last year are - BP, BCS, CISCO, Codify Ltd, ConocoPhillips, Developers for Hire Ltd, Fugro Academy, JFD, CNOOC, Nexen, Servelec Controls, Sword IT Solutions, The Marcliffe Hotel and Spa and TOTAL.

 

Release by Rob Smith
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