Joanna Joss, a final year student from the Department of Computer Science is the winner of the Gold Award at the WCIT “Outstanding Information Technology Student Awards”.
Joanna Joss, a final year student from the Department of Computer Science is the winner of the Gold Award at the Worshipful Company of Information Technologists “Outstanding Information Technology Student Awards”. This is a high profile award for IT students in Universities in the UK and this year saw entries from Brunel and Universities of Cambridge, City University, University of Hertfordshire, Imperial College London, London Metropolitan University, University of Northampton, Open University, University of Oxford , Queen Mary’s University of London, UCL and University of Warwick.
Universities are invited to make nominations with supporting citations. Those nominated were judged on their individual merits as a whole, but the judges particularly looked for evidence of one or more of the following characteristics:
· academic excellence
· overcoming adversity
· entrepreneurial skills
· contribution to charity or community.
Joanna was the winner of the top award at this event, with only one other student, from the University of Oxford, also receiving the Gold Award. The awards event was held at Saddler’s Hall, City of London and was attended by many high-profile IT professionals including the CTO of Unilever, and Christina Scott, CTO of News UK, who was also the guest speaker at the event.