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University Gives Tim Experience for the Future

Cmat Year 13 student, Tim Bowers, undertook a one-day work experience opportunity with Staffordshire University at the end of January, which was aimed at giving him an insight into working in the University's IT department, helping him to acquire some valuable employability skills whilst also enabling him to experience university life for a day.

In addition to attending a lecture, Tim worked with the IT Technical Team, getting the chance to try video editing and looking at the work the University undertakes with programming language, Python, along with its Virtual Reality ventures.

The University commented that:
'Tim made a demonstrable effort to engage, asking questions and expanding upon what’s clearly an already reasonably strong understanding of the technologies, for someone of his age and experience.

The opportunity also gave Tim the opportunity to discuss with the Team the potential career directions he was considering. He expressed an interest in developing skills and understanding at a fundamental level to give himself the best foundation from which to pursue potential avenues in future.

Staffordshire University continued:
'Above all else, I’d highlight his adaptability and willingness to learn as being the core strengths he demonstrated. I found Tim very polite and professional in his manner. '

Tim thoroughly enjoyed the day, which has given him a great basis to begin to work on his many ideas for the future.

Cmat has a strong relationship with Staffordshire University, who kindly donated a range of camera equipment to Congleton High's Media Department at the end of the 2016-17 academic year. Read more.


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