City of WOlverhampton COllege students net computing prize


18 Dec 2019
Image of Hands Working at Laptop
Image of Hands Working at Laptop

A group of students from City of Wolverhampton College have come tops in a local computing competition.  

Four students attended a computing day at the University of Wolverhampton as part of an Aspire to HE project which encourages young people to consider higher education qualifications and gives them an insight into studying for a degree.  

Around 40 students from local schools attended the event and were split into teams of four to design an app to address a social issue. 

The college team – who are all studying for Level 3 extended diplomas in IT – focused on voting and Brexit and designed an app to enable people to vote from their phones using facial recognition. 

At the end of the session a representative from each group presented their work to a panel of judges, which included representatives from IT giant IBM and senior computing lecturers from the university. 

The college team’s development was chosen as the winner and the four students were each presented with a t-shirt and computer game.  

The college is currently accepting applications for full-time IT courses starting in September 2020 and short part-time computing courses starting in January – apply here.