Event showcases FVC’s computing talent

Computer skills on show

Event showcases FVC’s computing talent

Computer skills were showcased by Forth Valley College’s Computing lecturers and students recently at a special event in the Falkirk Campus Main Hall.

More than 150 students ranging from level 5 Access to Computing, NC Computing with Cyber Security, NC Technical Support, HND Computing: Software Development & Technical Support and BSc Applied Computing, took part in ‘Project Week’. 

FVC Principal Dr Ken Thomson and several other members of the college’s Senior Management Team (SMT) took time out to attend the event and check out the high standard of work produced by the students.

Falkirk based students showcased projects such as: BIG DATA – also producing associated posters - AI and Robotics & Raspberry PI.

Alloa based students showcased projects such as: Capture the Flag (Ethical Hacking activities), VM Ware, Robotics and Hardware Recycling.

Vivien Gallacher, Curriculum Manager in the Department of Creative Industries responsible for the Computing section, said: “Learning took place in a variety of different ways including Continual Professional Development for lecturers, who were teaching each other prior to the event, so that project activities could be delivered.

“In the Robotics subject area, it was two students who led the delivery. NC Computing with Cyber Security students Andrew Smirthwaite and Scott Towell had the passion and expertise to showcase their skills. Students worked in teams with peers from other class groups and this working with others helped to develop their team working and communication skills. All students received certificates for completion of the activities.”


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