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Simon Downes @ UWTSD Student Research Conference 2016

Computer Networking student Simon Downes talks about a Smart University utilising the concept of the Internet of Things (IOT) at this year’s UWTSD Student Research Conference 2016.


Virgin Graduate scheme : Lewis Meehan


UWTSD Computing Graduate Lewis Meehan tells us about his exciting new future at Virgin Media:

Q. What was your HE course?

A: BSc Computer Networks

Q. What is your job title and role?

A: Systems Integration Graduate

Q. Could you briefly describe the organization you work for?

A: Virgin Media – Data Services, owned by Liberty Global – the largest telecommunications company in the world.

Q. Which skills learned at University are helpful to you in your job?

A: Independent working/research and also the broad range of industry specific knowledge.

Q. Do you have a typical day and how would you describe it?

A: Every day is different. Some days I’ll be in my local office working furthering my HE studies towards certification [Cisco certifications: CCNA+CCNP+CCNA Specialisation+CCNP Specialisation], alongside providing standardised connection packages to small-medium businesses and assisting on larger  project based work for bespoke networking solutions. Other days I’ll be at a clients site and some might even be spent in hotels going segwaying, raft building or even just days out with the other Virgin Media graduates.

Q. What aspects of your job do you enjoy most?

A: Working with some awesome and expensive technology, which changes from day to day. Also the responsibility I’ve been giving from the start, Virgin Media put a lot of trust in their employees which creates a really nice environment to work in.

Q. Do you have any advice for students who would like to start a Career?

A: Make University a friendly competition; it’ll help both you and other people on your course at the end of it.

> For more information about Graduate positions at Virgin please click-here.

Spring : Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA) Course

If you are interested in obtaining certifications in Computer Networks, our spring Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA) Routing and Switching course is starts on February 5th, 2014 and ends on November 6th, 2014.

There are no pre-requisites and anyone can enrol. The classes are to be held in room MH505 known as the Cisco Lab located in the main building in Mount Pleasant Campus. The course is 30 weeks in duration and is presented on Wednesdays and Thursdays 17:30 – 20:30.

Our school has been a Cisco Regional Networking Academy since 1991, where students can gain high level experience in the design and implementation of very advanced computer networks.

If you are interested, please e-mail the Cisco Academy at :ciscoacademy@sm.uwtsd.ac.uk

Further information about this course is available from UWTSD’s website: please click-here.


Q. How is the course structured?
We offer the latest version of the course (CCNA v5.0). Detailed structure can be found in attachment.

Q. What jobs will I qualify for?
Please click here: http://www.technojobs.co.uk/info/candidate-guides/ccna-salary.phtml

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