STEM Online Graduation Showcase 2021 to launch on July 9


07.07.2021

Graduating students in Architecture, Computing, Engineering and Construction and Environmental courses from UWTSD’s Wales Institute of Science and Art (WISA) will showcase their final year projects via a digital platform on July 9.

STEM Graduation Showcase 2021

Stem Degree Show 2021

Replacing the event usually held at UWTSD’s £350 million SA1 Swansea Waterfront campus, it is an invaluable opportunity for those students to present their work to industrial experts, gather invaluable feedback and help in creating job opportunities via an online forum.

Over 100 students are showcasing their final year work, both creative and research based. A number of these STEM students have already found employment and are launching their careers, whilst others are staying with us to complete their Masters.

For those students still seeking employment in a difficult covid economy, the virtual showcase will enable them to visually share their skills and abilities to prospective employers not just in the UK, but globally.

STEM graduates are in high demand and courses that utilise skills from these areas dominate the league tables for graduate prospects in terms of salaries and professional employment and are jobs critical to the UK economy.

The online STEM show includes videos and interviews, with awards for best projects to students who have inspired their lecturers with imaginative and progressive projects, finding solutions to real-world industry problems.

 

Dr Greg Owen, Academic Director at WISA said: “The end of year show is a fantastic opportunity for our students to share their project and achievements with industry professionals and potential employers.  We are very proud of the work our students have produced especially given the additional difficulties of the current pandemic. We look forward to celebrating this time with them and wish them the very best in their future careers!”

Dr Deborah Hughes, Programme Director, Quantity Surveying said: “We just want to say a huge congratulations to all our students. We are so proud of your achievements. Graduation is not the end goal, but just the beginning of your journey and we wish you all the best in your chosen career as quantity surveyors, construction managers, civil engineers, architectural technologists and building surveyors.”

Lara Hopkinson, Senior Lecturer and Programme Manager Environmental Conservation said : “Our Environmental Conservation cohorts are amazing, hardworking and a pleasure to teach. This year has been particularly challenging, yet they have embraced and adapted to the changes with ease.  They work well together across year groups, exemplifying how close knit our course is.  We are extremely proud of you all and thank you for being part of the ‘Natural’ family.”

Phil Organ, Programme Manager, BA & MA Computer Animation: “The students have worked beyond their own hopes and imaginations to finish project work with some outstanding animations. Across all years the groups have worked hard to create some amazing new concept art, 3D models, film scenes and visual effects. The creature and character work this year has reached a new standard to evoke and to enchant.”

Richard Morgan, Programme Director, Computer Games Design: “These soon-to-be games graduates are clearly showcasing the diverse talent that they have as a group in their exhibition and every one of them should be proud of what they have achieved in their time at University. I feel they have shown determination and character which will no doubt help them develop not just as professionals, but also as individuals. I wish them all the very best for the future.”

Dr Kapilan Radhakrishnan, Academic Director, Applied Computing said: “The year’s degree show is so special for staff and students after enduring the most challenging year. It was so heart-warming to see our students did exceptionally well and gave everything to achieve their goal. The degree show provides an opportunity to demonstrate the knowledge, competence, and skills they have acquired at the University. Applied Computing would like to wish them a successful career and all the best in their future endeavours.”

Dr Paul Harries, Head of Architecture said: “The degree show offers our students the opportunity to show their work to architects in practice, possible future employers and the public. It is the gateway to the next part of their journey to becoming fully qualified architects. The work they have presented in this show is a demonstration of their readiness to embark on this exciting journey. They will enter professional practice with confidence, based on the skills and understanding they have developed over the last three years. We wish them every success for their future in the world of architecture.”

Barry Liles OBE, Pro Vice-Chancellor (Skills & Lifelong Learning) & Head of WISA, said: “Once again this year, I am mightily impressed with the quality and scope of work prepared by our students for his year’s showcase. Of significance this year has been the disruption that our students have had to endure due to the global pandemic, none the less they have been totally focused and produced some tremendous outcomes. This showcase is so important on so many levels- not only to share with friends and families but also to open doors to opportunities by showing the quality of their work to potential employers. I heartily congratulate all of our students for their tremendous efforts- llongyfarchiadau mawr.”

James Dunhill BSc was awarded a First-Class Honours in Computer Networks and Cybersecurity. He said: “I'm extremely proud of my achievements and to be included in this year's STEM Graduation Showcase 2021. The university has offered so much support throughout my studies and this will allow me to showcase my work and represent the university. UWTSD has been very encouraging, allowing me to gain a First and enabling me to study for additional qualifications alongside my degree, to allow further development and expansion of my own skills. I am pleased to be continuing my studies and joining the master's programme at UWTSD in Computer Networks and Cyber Security (MSc).”

Further Information

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