The WCIT Outstanding Information Technology University Awards returned for its second year at the Business lunch last month. The awards were created last year by the WCIT Charity to recognise outstanding undergraduate and postgraduate IT students within the UK. Criteria for the award included academic excellence, overcoming adversity, entrepreneurial skills and contribution to charity or community. An initial six universities were invited to nominate their chosen candidate student and to provide a written citation in their support.
The top prize was awarded to Mr Bryan Liu from the Imperial College, London, who not only achieved excellent academic results, but also successfully developed and built a WebApp to provide real-time updates and delay prediction for London Underground and has participated and organised various charity events raising over £2,500.
The WCIT Charity will be supporting the awards again for 2017.