IT students from the South West College (SWC) Omagh and Enniskillen campuses joined together to display their creative skills at SWC’s annual intercampus competition, which was recently held at the College’s Omagh campus.

Students who are currently studying Level 3 IT competed against their college peers to display their creative skills and abilities by completing a series of tasks in web design and development within a timed period.

The challenging yet fun event was split into four tasks; storyboard and design, justification, website creation and HTML explanation, which saw Andrew Orr studying at the Enniskillen campus gain the edge to secure first place. Davey Park studying at the Omagh campus took second place, and third place went to Katie Gallagher also studying at the Omagh campus.

The winning students all received a certificate and coveted prize, with spot prizes awarded to top-performing students for various qualities demonstrated throughout the event. All competing students received recognition and were awarded a gift bag.

“It was fantastic to see the students engaging in this competition. The teaching teams from each campus were very impressed at the commitment and skills level the students demonstrated in the competitive environment. This showed the ability that the students have and allowed recognition of this.

Heather Ellison, Deputy Head of School Mathematics and Computing at SWC

Heather added: "Students had fun along the way, and it allowed them to see their counterparts on the other campuses and build a relationship with them.

Credit goes to the teaching staff that have helped develop the skills of the students. Our Level 3 IT programme is aimed at ensuring we prepare our students not only for progression to HE programmes but also employment. Through engagement with local employers this helps shape our curriculum and allows students to relate module content to industry. Students were able to witness this first-hand at the competition.”

IT and Computing from Level 2- 6 at SWC are supporting students in developing confidence and these practical hands on competitions strengthen the focus of students helping them shine under the pressure of time and the challenge of competing against their peers which forms an important part of the students journey towards their own personal success.

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