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1 Computing and Team Working Richard Shipman Undergraduate Admissions Officer

2 Programming as a solitary activity? Very common misconception Popular view of the computing student

3 Programming as a group activity Much more of a work like scenario

4 Computer Science students problems... Often more solitary students Very focused students

5 The Skills Needed Team-working Delegation Communication Skills Trust in others Common frame of reference

6 The Aberystwyth Approach Outward bound type weekend in First Year End of week 3 to 5 Overnight stay with social aspect included

7 Traverse

8 Abseilin g il

9 Water Fun

10 Problem Solving

11 Gregynog

12 Boring Stuff 15 years of these trips Proven through research to have big positive effect Published research papers and articles Improves team working and student-staff relationships


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