Win an industrial paid placement with Virgin Money or Whitbread

The Emerging Technology Competition is new initiative from the IT Innovation Centre, which promotes the pioneering use of emerging technologies, from mobile app design to virtual reality.

The competition is open to ALL undergraduate and postgraduate students at the University from technical and non-technical backgrounds. You can enter as an individual or as a team.

As part of the competition you will need to produce a video and working prototype to demonstrate the innovation of an emerging technology and its impact on one of the following areas:

  • Education and Life at university
  • Health and Wellbeing
  • Energy and the Environment.

Prizes include paid industrial placements with Virgin Money or Whitbread (owners of Costa, Premier Inn, Beefeaters etc) and paid placements at the IT Innovation Centre in the University. The competition is also accredited through the Personal Skills Award (PSA), the University’s employability programme.

The closing date for Idea Submission Forms is 9 December 2016. For more information please visit the Emerging Technologies Competition intranet page.


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