CompSci doctoral student a 'Summer of Student Innovation' winner
Posted: 5th July 2013
After 36 ideas, and 6,500 student votes final 21 winners of the 'Summer of Student Innovation' competition have been announced.
Congratulations to doctoral student William Zeng for his winning idea WikiNets. A collaborative, open source, network building tool to share and organize notes and research.
The competition was devised by Jisc, RLUK, RUGIT, SCONUL and UCISA as part of a new co-design to innovation within UK education. Improving the student experience is widely recognised as one of the most important strategic drivers for universities and colleges. We strongly believe that students should have a prime role in developing novel ways to improve their learning experience. So the inspiration for the competition was to give students the chance to develop ideas to do just that. Students from universities and colleges were invited to produce a video pitch to market their idea to their peers (for votes) and a jury of professionals in the field.
Further information here: http://www.jisc.ac.uk/blog/the-summer-of-student-innovation-winners-announced-01-jul-2013