Spotlight: Loughborough University

Read how Loughborough University offers a great Tech Industry Gold experience in this month’s university spotlight. 

This month’s featured programme is the ITMB Tech Industry Gold accredited degree offered by Loughborough University. First established in 2007, this programme is headed up by Professor Ray Dawson and delivered through an enthusiastic partnership between the Computer Science department and the School of Business and Economics. Loughborough has been ranked the top university in England for overall student satisfaction in the 2019 National Student Survey (NSS) and 2nd in the UK for overall satisfaction in Computer Science.

As well as following the industry-approved curriculum, students at Loughborough embrace the many opportunities Tech Industry Gold programmes offer for them to engage with employers and showcase their capabilities – the spotlight feature provides examples of how they have benefitted.

Professor Ray Dawson explains: ‘Our Tech Industry Gold accredited degree covers a vibrant mix of transferable skills and knowledge for those who want exciting and challenging management or professional careers designing, developing and implementing technology solutions for businesses.’

‘The Tech Industry Gold accredited degree was designed to offer an insight into the real world of the tech industry. It allows students to learn about the people and project management skills required to be a successful IT professional. Students learn to evaluate and understand technology and its role within business and to gain practical experience working on real world business challenges. The degree is taught in conjunction with the School of Business and Economics to provide the essential mix of expert teaching and support for students to become professionals in an industry where this combination of skills is in high demand’.

Loughborough University is committed to providing students with every opportunity to fulfil their potential and was recently awarded Gold for its Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF) and University of the Year by The Times and Sunday Times University Guide 2019.

SUCCESS STORIES

Here are some examples of Loughborough University students taking advantage of the Tech Industry Gold accredited degree experience.

Tech Industry Gold student work shadows OpenReach
Palak Goel, undergraduate at Loughborough University, shares her experience work shadowing Clive Selley, CEO of OpenReach.
A’ levels in Dance, PE, and Media lead to a first-class honours Tech Industry Gold accredited degree
A’ levels in Dance, PE, and Media can get you to study a tech-related degree, as Sarah Willis first-class honours Tech Industry Gold accredited degree graduate, explains.
ITMB student reveals first steps into the world of start-ups
ITMB degree student Emanuele shares his entrepreneurial journey, which started with the help of a business mentor and boosted through a ‘Year in Enterprise’ placement.
New generation of student cyber innovators showcase ideas to employers
Tech Partnership degree students from across the UK showcased their ideas last week to tackle the growing threat of cyberattacks.

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Find out more about Tech Industry Gold accredited degrees at Loughborough University