Press Releases 2017

UWTSD hosts Final Year Project Exhibition at Swansea’s Tech Hub.

31.05.2017

UWTSD’s Faculty of Architecture, Computing and Engineering hosted a Final Year Project Exhibition at Swansea’s Tech Hub.

Final year students from Computing, Technology, Construction, the Environment and Engineering presented their undergraduate research and were also on hand to discuss their findings and breakthroughs. Employers from technological industries were also invited to the event for inspiration, innovation and potential collaboration.

Professor Ian Wells, Head of School of Applied Computing at UWTSD said: "This year’s degree show featured an exciting range of projects from artificial intelligence applications, advanced web sites, cybersecurity and networks to advanced engineering applications such as water purification. The show had a number of employers visiting including the NHS Wales Informatics Service, who launched their exciting new development: The Wales Institute of Digital Information (WIDI) Academy.  This will train graduates of the University for three months and offer employment to the most successful graduates at the end of the summer. We are proud as a School to see such a successful group of students graduating and although we are sad to see them leave we all wish them well for the future."

Senior Lecturer James Williams said: "It was fantastic to see our students showcase such innovative projects that included exciting solutions for industry and society’s current needs. A great balance of technical and ethical thinking was demonstrated in many projects showing just how much the work reflects the needs of today. Our society can only continue to improve with our Graduates contributing their fresh ideas in both private and public sector organisations."

Paul Harries, the new Head of UWTSD’s Architecture School said: "Although geared to final year students the event also included a display of the work of students on the first year of the architecture course. Hand drawings and computer generated images showed some of the projects that had been produced during the course of the year by Swansea's new School of Architecture. Students enthusiastically described their proposals for a marine research facility in Rhossili to visitors. Other first year projects on display included an exhibition of paintings by the artist Ceri Richards and a Pavilion in Singleton Park. All of the work was produced with a view to its relevance to Swansea and the rest of Wales - the drawings on display showed the students’ designs were both imaginative and responsive to the local context."

Lecturer Rachel Alexander added : "It is very inspiring to see the project work of our students, working together with local industries to produce relevant projects, many on renewable energy and electric cars that can help with climate change."

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