Women Come First for Computing Department
All the Women graduating from the Computing Department this year succeeded with First Class honours degrees.
Of 36 students only three were women but all three, Emily Griffiths, Sara Bury and Rachel Burrows were among the 10 students who acheived a first.
When interviewed about her achievement, Emily Griffiths said, "Lancaster has been great, and I'm still excited about my 1st. Now I'm in the front of the queue for jobs all round the world. The thing I enjoyed most about Computing was the amount of practical and hands on experience I gained."
Sara Bury added, "The choice to study Computer Science at Lancaster was one of the best decisions I've made. The University has an excellent social environment and I've been heavily involved with the student radio station Bailrigg FM, but more importantly I've really enjoyed both the level and choice of courses available within the Computing Department, from networking and concurrent programming to embedded systems.
"My ultimate aim has always been to move on to further academic study and my degree from Lancaster has given me an excellent grounding to start from. I've been awarded a Studentship to continue onto the MSc in Advanced Computer Science and I'm hoping to remain at Lancaster, moving onto PhD research in the future."
Rachel Burrows said "I've really enjoyed my last 3 years at Lancaster, the course structure offers a wide range of core subjects which has given me a good grounding to continue my studies towards a PhD next year within the department.
"I particularly enjoyed the experience I gained from the lab sessions as it gave me lots of exposure to key technologies.
"The course structure is flexible, allowing me to specialise in certain topics which I was interested in and would help me fulfill my future career goals. Alongside the studies, the support available from the department (and its great reputation within industry) has provided me with many employment opportunities."
Fri 17 August 2007
School of Computing and Communications computer scientists are at the forefront of a UK-wide BBC initiative launched on March 12th to inspire a new generation to get creative with coding, programming and digital technology.
Story supplied by LU Press Office
Tue 31 March 2015
A Faculty team representing science, technology, engineering and maths took part in EDF Energy's 'Science Day' on Saturday 21st March at Heysham Power Station.
Wed 25 March 2015
Professor Roger Jones has replaced Professor Peter Ratoff as Head of the Physics Department. Roger gained a PhD studying neutrino interactions at CERN and Fermilab before starting his career at CERN working at the Large Electron-Positron (LEP) Collider.
Tue 24 March 2015
As part of British Science week, 170 students from 14 schools across the region came to Lancaster University on Wednesday 18th March to compete in science, technology, engineering and mathematics challenges.
Mon 23 March 2015