Samuel Ward Receives a Silver Award at the WCIT Charity University IT Awards 2021
Congratulations to Samuel Ward, one of our third year Discrete Mathematics students, who has received a silver award as part of the Worshipful Company of Information Technologists’ (WCIT) Charity University IT Awards 2021. The awards, which were first held in 2015, seek to recognize outstanding undergraduate and postgraduate IT students within the UK. Applicants are judged based on their academic excellence, ability to overcome adversity, entrepreneurial skills, and contribution to charity or community.
Dr. Sara Kalvala, Director of Student Experience at the Department of Computer Science (DCS), nominated Samuel for the award, representing our many students who demonstrate excellence in studies as well as contribution to society. Regarding his award, Samuel commented:
I’m very honoured to have been awarded 2nd place and to be given the opportunity to speak to leading figures in IT. It was fascinating to hear from the other candidates throughout the ceremony and a great networking opportunity. Thanks to Sara and my tutor Dmitry for the nomination and advice throughout the process.
A video of Samuel discussing his degree and aspirations can be found below.