University of Hertfordshire student wins silver prize at Information Technology Awards

1 March 2018

A student from the University of Hertfordshire has been awarded the silver prize at the 2018 Worshipful Company of Information Technologies (WCIT) Information Technology Awards.

Students from the University have now won at the prestigious industry awards two years running.

The WCIT awards were created to recognise outstanding undergraduate and postgraduate IT students within the UK. Criteria for the award include academic excellence, overcoming adversity, entrepreneurial skills and contribution to charity or community. Universities are invited to nominate a candidate student and to provide a written citation in their support.

Unending contributions to extracurricular activities

George Evans was nominated for the award by the University’s Dean of the School of Computer Science for his unending contributions to extracurricular initiatives alongside his invaluable work supporting first year students. Now in his final year, academic staff continue to highly commend George for his academic ability, devotion to his studies, positive attitude and the fact that he will spare no effort to overcome difficulties.

After being successful in meeting the standards required by the judges, George was awarded the silver prize of a £250 grant cheque as well as a 2018 Outstanding IT Award certificate.

Dean of the School of Computer Science, William Clocksin, said: ‘George’s journey in higher education gives proof of his collegiality, contribution to the community, tenacity, resilience and outstanding academic ability. He has been a Peer-Assisted Learning (PAL) leader, an active participant in in the international RoboCup championships, a key member of our ‘ethical hacking’ team and he continues to support and share numerous learnings and experiences with the School as a whole.  I am delighted that his contributions have been recognised by the Worshipful Company of Information Technologies (WCIT).’

All images: Gerald Sharp Photography (http://sharpphoto.co.uk/)

Top image: George receiving his award from City Of London Alderman Vincent Keaveny

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