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Prize giving for Cisco project

Prizes were awarded to students following the completion of Cisco's classroom of the future project.

Throughout the term, students have been working in their companies on a project set by lead industry partner Cisco. The classroom of the future needed to showcase the latest in technology and benefits not only UTC students, but key stakeholders in the local community such as primary schools. 
Students were challenged to design a classroom of the future and had to think about different competences - project management, physical security, virtual security, business case and marketing. 
Companies split themselves into teams to work on each of the competences. They were mentored by employees from Cisco who gave invaluable insight and advice to students. Students were judged on their work within the competencies as well as how they perform as a company.    
During the student celebrations, Cisco revealed the winning team and best performing individual of each of the competency and the overall winning company who performed best across the board:
  • Project manager competency: Faraday
  • Project manager individual achievement: Anwar Whight and Hashavyah Osei-Bonsu
  • Virtual security compency: Faraday
  • Virtual security test: Chips
  • Virtual security individual achievement: Danielle Norrie
  • Physical security: Code
  • Business case competency: Faraday 
  • Business case individual achievement: Abigail Downing
  • Install and design competency: Brunel
  • Install and design individual achievement: Thomas Stanley and Thomas Heyler 
  • Marketing competency: Code
  • Overall winner: Code
Prizes for our winners include a trip to Cisco HQ to meet project managers, tour their labs, take part in a network demonstration, meeting the marketing team, tour of Cisco to see how they have designed their building. 
During the awards ceremony, Principal Joanne Harper said: “I’d like to take this opportunity to thank Cisco for running this project. We’ve been privileged to have such support from Cisco and their staff who have given up their time to make this project a great success.”
More photos of our award winners can be found on our Facebook page
  • Active Learning
  • Microsoft
  • Cisco
  • University of Reading
  • Network Rail
  • Peter Brett