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Archive for July, 2016

First Class Result for the School of Applied Computing


At the School of Applied Computing exceptional numbers of First Class Honours students have graduated, with many also receiving the prestigious British Computer Society (BCS) Award.

Professor Ian Wells, Head of School said: “The School of Applied Computing at UWTSD is proud to announce that we have an exceptional number of First Class Honours students graduating this year. We have eight in Computing and six in ‘Electrical, Electronic and Computer Engineering (two of which are at MEng (Master of Engineering) level). Five of the Computing students will also receive the British Computer Society (BCS) award giving them full Chartered IT Professional (CITP) status and membership of the BCS. In a profession where traditionally there are few females these results are of particular significance since four of the students receiving the award are female.”

Professor Wells added: “Holding CITP status reflects your integrity, professionalism and dedication to your work. Your status will be recognised in a formal listing of Chartered IT Professionals on a register available to potential clients and employers on the BCS website.”

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Graduation 2016

Congratulations to all of our Amazing Students on your success. We wish you all the very best for the future and remember the School of Applied Computing and University will always here to support you now and in the future.


We are very proud of you. Please click below for more photos:

Graduation 2016

SoAC scoops coveted Green Impact Bronze Award


Thursday 7th July 2016

Having achieved the Bronze Award in the NUS’ Green Impact programme for 2015/16, the School of Applied Computing’s Green Team (Gaynor Thomas, Sue Maw and Sue Williams) were awarded with their certificate in a recognition ceremony this morning in the Round Reading Room in the Alex Building.

A variety of teams from UWTSD’s Swansea campuses attended the Swansea event, which applauded good practice and innovation in sustainability across the University.

Green Impact is an initiative which aims to raise awareness of sustainability issues in the working environment.  To reach Bronze level, the SoAC Green Team have worked hard over past months introducing a range of measures to reduce waste and encourage recycling, including the introduction of collection points for used batteries, Tassimo pods, ink cartridges and postage stamps.

SoAC’s Green Team don’t intend to rest on their laurels, though; already preparing new ideas and initiatives for the 2016/17 campaign which launches in early August, they’re aiming to achieve at least Silver Level in the next academic year.

bronze certif

Interested in joining the SoAC Green Team and/or finding out more about sustainability?  Contact Gaynor Thomas or Sue Maw for further information.

School of Applied Computing launches “Women in STEM” noticeboard


There’s a new noticeboard on the third floor of main block …

As a complement to the recent programme of “Girls into ICT” school visits to SoAC, the School of Applied Computing has created a noticeboard celebrating the contribution of women to STEM disciplines.

Designed to appeal to prospective students on school visits and Open Days, the informative and lively board will feature a selection of different notable women over the course of the academic year.

In the spotlight this month is computer scientist Margaret Hamilton, the  NASA coder who made the moon landings possible.  Future displays will highlight computing heroines such as Ada Lovelace, “Amazing” Grace Hopper, Jocelyn Bell Burnell and Megan Smith.

It’s hoped that raising awareness of the achievements of women in STEM will encourage more girls to consider computing as a career option, a discipline frequently viewed as heavily male-dominated.

The board is located next to the School Office on the third floor of main block. Check it out and find out more about Margaret Hamilton … and also  read Dr Carlene Campbell’s inspiring story.



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