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2 Top 10 Computing Departments in the UK DepartmentRAETQAAcademic Staff Edinburgh 5*Excellent 87.1 Cambridge 5*Excellent 34.3 Imperial 5*Excellent 42.6 Manchester 5*Excellent 55.4 Southampton 5*Excellent 26.2 York 5*Excellent 39 Oxford 5Excellent 42 Glasgow 5Excellent 30 Swansea 5Excellent 12 Warwick 5Excellent 22

3 IT Network Wales aims: Raise the IT skills level in Wales Make undergraduates/graduates aware of the employment possibilities in Wales Encourage more companies to employ graduates To retain home based computing skills within Wales by encouraging graduates to develop careers in Welsh industry and commerce

4 IT Network Wales History Student Placement Pilot project 1993/1994 Cymru Prosper Wales 1995 Objective 1- 1July 01 – £1.5 million project KEF grant – State of the Art Technologies for the ICT Industry in Wales- £100,000

5 Student/Graduate placement programme Industrially relevant final year projects IT Club for business A programme of Continuing Professional Development workshops, seminars & master classes itwales.com ICT Forum State of the Art Technologies for the ICT Industry in Wales - KEF IT Network Wales Programme

6 Placement Scheme Graduate/undergraduates/IT related degree weeks in summer June- September Tasks undertaken can include:- –Web sites / e-commerce –Databases –Networking –Software development

7 Justin Biddle – Signal Conversion Justin Henley – Web Wonder Design

8 Industrial Projects Academically supervised final year & MSc projects - research based or prototype development WDA Technology prizes, 10 in last 8 years 4 finalists in the Science, Engineering and Technology Student of the year awards

9 WDA Technology Prize Winner 2001 David Clark- China Wales

10 IT Club for Business Forum of companies with an interest in IT or computing Opportunities for networking Exchange ideas Develop links with Academia Membership 300+ companies Membership is free Member benefits include discounts and searchable database of other members

11 IT Club Special Interest Groups Bring together expertise from academia and business. Focus on:- E-commerce, Digital Media, Marketing, IT for the Micro business, Entrepreneurship, Training Disseminate that expertise to companies via workshops, seminars, master classes as part of CPD programme

12 Available now at ITWALES.com Independent News and events Review computing issues Interview leading figures in academia, business and IT Profile IT companies On-line magazine

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14 ICT Forum First held in November 2000 Currently organising ICT Forum th – 23 rd November ICT in Schools – Animate Wales ICT in Higher and Further Education ICT in the Community ICT in Business Partners include: WAG, BT, Elwa, IOD, CBI, WDA, SIHE, WWCC, Microsoft, NPTC

15 State of the Art Technologies the ICT Industry in Wales Advanced Technology Transfer from the Department of Computer Science, UWS Free consultancy for project design Free access to state of the art equipment Free development of prototypes by undergraduate and postgraduate project students

16 How have we helped the regional economy? Organised 280 placements since 1993 Increased the number of students staying in Wales after graduation IT Club 300+ members events put on monthly - 40 to 50 attending each event Launched an IT Magazine Encouraged entrepreneurship in ICT companies

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