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Volunteering and Internships for Students

volunterringIf you are passionate about volunteering work, then visit GoEco website to see the expert volunteer and internship opportunities available for students. These projects provide students with real-world experience in a hands-on, interactive learning environment. Participants can also strengthen their CV, gain new perspectives in the field, and build professional networks.

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Computing staff present on the value of volunteering and robotic problem solving

Submitted by Dr Scott Turner.

Two members of staff from the School of Science and Technology recently presented and chaired sessions at the 11th China-Europe International Symposium of Software Engineering Education, in Zwickau, Germany.

Lego junkbotDr Scott Turner, Associate Professor in Computing and Immersive Technologies, presented work on the importance of volunteering as a method of improving computing students employability. Gary Hill, Head of the Department of Computing and Immersive Technologies, presented an overview of teaching of programming and problem solving to undergraduate first year computing students, using robots/robot simulators and visual programming to emulate the robot tasks.

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Image: Lego junkbot by Scott Turner.

Balloon Kenya

A launch event will take place on Tuesday 10th December 2013 for students who are considering applying for this fantastic opportunity to come along and learn more about the programme which is relevant to students from all academic backgrounds. Read the rest of this entry