Students Offer Tailor-Made Software Solutions

4th July 2008 9:09am - Return to press releases

IT students from East Riding College are looking for organisations who would like tailor-made software developing for free.

The higher education students, studying for a foundation degree in Computing, carry out a year-long software development project as part of their course.

The client ? which could be a business, charity or other organisation ? simply meets with the student to discuss their IT needs and the student designs and develops for them a software system.

Recent examples include a database system to enable a company to hold more information and reduce paperwork; a website to promote an arts organisation; and a system for tracking planning applications.

Feedback from clients who worked with this year?s students has been very positive.

IT tutor Tracy Murray said: ?This project is all about giving the students a real project for a real client, which is invaluable experience for anyone who wants to work in IT.

?The client is asked to do very little, just a small number of meetings and fairly limited email or phone communication to ensure the project is going in the right direction.?

Any companies or employers who would like students to work on software development for them should call Phil Earls, the College?s foundation degree computer software development co-ordinator, on 01262 458800.

East Riding College runs a number of IT courses from basic, part-time courses to full-time higher education courses. For more information, call 0845 120 0037.