London Metropolitan Welcome Event

On Wednesday October 7 the student chapter at London Metropolitan University held a welcome event for their fellow students. The event involved a number of speakers on a range of topics followed by a networking after party. Jason Krumm, the chapter secretary reports:

“We covered a number of topics from career advice, setting up a business and a description of who and what the BCS are.

The seminar was started off by Stan Zakrzewski, head of the computing faculty at London Met, who introduced the society and also discussed about the BCS accreditation for our courses and what benefits it means to students.

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Jason Krumm, Secretary of the society and a 3rd year BSc Business Information technology student introduced the society and the committee members and discussed the future plans of the society and future events it is wishing to hold.

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Dalim Basu, from the BCS London North branch spoke about his experience in IT and being a Fellow member of the BCS and also gave key career advice for students.

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Simon Boot from London Met Accelerator discussed about the opportunities and help available to students considering starting up a business and what the incubator can do to assist entrepreneurs in IT. 

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One of Accelerators success stories was presented by Fraser Co-Founder (CTO) of Qudini Ltd. Fraser is an alumni student of London Met, Fraser discussed how he setup Qudini Ltd and offered key advice to students looking to follow the path to becoming an entrepreneur in the tech world and the importance of networking with professionals.

And finally Daljit Banger from SEAT Consulting, gave key career tips for progression from student to professional and how he became an enterprise architect. Daljit offered some great advice for students for setting out their path to career progression in IT.

The talks were ended with a Q&A session in which guests were able to put various questions to the speakers, and the speakers all commented on how engaged the audience was with questions, and I think it was fair to say we had a great discussion.

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The after party was held at the Rocket with refreshments provided and it was great to see everyone networking and getting know each other.”

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Well done to the committee and the student union for all their organisation and many thanks to the speakers and to London Metropolitan University for hosting the informative introductory event.