SoCS students at the BBC

A massive response to the offer of free tickets led to a group of 14 students travelling to the new BBC Media City in Salford. The BBC originally offered just two tickets but demand was so great that Head of School Dr David Cobham wrote back requesting additional places and the BBC kindly obliged.

First year student Wai Lo said “It was totally an amazing experience for me! Sat there with lots of IT experts, feeling a bit nervous at first, but I got used to it later in the day as I was so into the talk! I was the youngest person in that event!! Totally worth it!! Hoping there will be another activity like this in the future!”

According to final year student Jake Brown, “getting the opportunity to listen to talks you wouldn’t normally get access to is definitely something you should go for. I didn’t really find the talks completely relevant to what I’m interested in, but it made me notice just how important database related things are in computing and that I really need to get my head around them if I want to get a decent job in software development! It was also just a good chance to get some contacts and take a look behind the scenes at the BBC which in itself was worth going to the talks for. Media City is way better than I imagined.”

Will hunting good experiences in USA!

Will Bromley has just checked in with the School of Computer Science. He’s a Level 2 student who is spending his second year on a student exchange programme at Montana State University in Boseman, Montana, USA. After completing his first year at Lincoln he packed his bags during Summer 2012 and headed off to start an amazing experience.  

Will says “Montana and Bozeman are truly amazing places… The people are some of the nicest and friendliest I have ever met and the environment is one of the best for education I have experienced. The air is clean and there is more space and open roads than seems possible. When you head up to campus and see the mountains surrounding you, it is a very impressive sight indeed. This place really is part of “the great outdoors” and there are limitless opportunities for camping, hiking, kayaking, and in the winter, skiing.”

Will returns to complete his third and final year next summer.

Military MSc Delivery Success

The first cohort of the prestigious MSc Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance Management course developed by SoCS staff in partnership with the world renowned 54 Squadron QWI training team at RAF Waddington were on campus last week for two days intensive delivery from two members of the SoCS team. 

John Lewak and Kevin Jacques welcomed 8 military personnel to Brayford Campus and treated them to an intensive two days of lectures and seminars in Research Methods to help support them as they begin their MSc Project work.  Students commented that the sessions were both invaluable and surprisingly entertaining!

Open Day – Another Big Turnout

Over 150 people attended SoCS subject talks at the recent University of Lincoln Open Day.

Staff and students were on hand to answer questions posed by potential LSOCS students and their parents and friends.  Typical questions related to the recent successes with regard to BCS accreditation, the number of students on placement year and the types of Projects done by our final year students.  Guests commented extremely favourably on the enthusiasm and knowledge of our Student Ambassadors.

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