FutureSkills at MediaCityUK students come together at DEVA event

24th February

Last week 20 Computing students from FutureSkills at MediaCityUK participated in the IN4.0 DEVA/HACK event. Taking place from Monday 17th through to Wednesday 19th February, students were able to engage in a range of activities.

For the first two days the students worked at the Landing alongside expert mentors who gave workshops, lectures and case studies on how to become a successful entrepreneur in Digital development.

The final day was dedicated to an awards ceremony and presentation at the University of Salford’s MediaCityUK campus. On the day, three winners from the previous DEVA (Phase 1) were invited back as Ambassadors to share their experience. All three winners were from FutureSkills and were able to give an insight to the students at the talk.

DEVA (Digital Enterprise and Video Artists) is a programme that develops students’ skills in Digital and Creative endeavours as well as business. The overall aim of the programme is to enable all candidates to start and develop their own Digital Enterprise.

The event began with an inspirational introduction by Mr Mo Isap – CEO of IN4.0, the founders of DEVA. Mo also launched the ICG Digital Conference in November at FutureSkills.

One of the activities the students were tasked with was to create a CV. Once complete, the CV’s were then uploaded to the IN4.0 YouTube channel, to create a Career network for all DEVA participants.

There were 27 students in total – 20 from FutureSkills and 7 from 2 other colleges.

Exemplary feedback from the mentors and organisers has been received on how well our students represented themselves and the college – as well as how they made learners from other colleges feel at home and included in activities. All endeavours were team orientated.

Commenting on the events, Lee Chadwick said: “The feedback from the students regarding the event was outstanding and all want to go again next time.”

Mizaab Rahim from Computing & Cyber year 1 and Alex Da-Silva from Games Development Year 2 won awards for their outstanding Digital project on themselves.

Lee continued: “It was a great event throughout, which has developed Digital, Creative and just as important, personal skills to develop as individuals in the Digital world.”

If you are interested in studying I.T, Computing & Games at FutureSkills at MediaCityUK, then come to our open event on Tuesday 10th March. Click here to register.

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