Students learn to code at Wolverhampton University
Students in Wolverhampton will explore the world of computer science using the latest technology in a series of interactive workshops. The workshops, for students with special educational needs and disabilities, are designed to inspire young people to consider careers in Science, Technology, Engineering,
and Maths (STEM) subjects.
The event is being held by the National Careers Service Inspiration Agenda, an initiative that helps broker relationships between schools, colleges and employers to help bring the world of work alive for young people.
All workshops are designed by the School of Coding, a local company that works together with schools and universities across the country to deliver fun packed coding activity days to create more computer coders. They also regularly engage young people through after school clubs and at their tuition centre.
On the day, students will get the opportunity to take part in fun packed coding activities that are tailored to be inclusive and encourage everyone to be involved.These include understanding algorithms, coding robots for movement and lighting, creating video games and experiencing how to create virtual realities.
The workshops take place on Tuesday 31 October at Wolverhampton University, and will see over 20 students take part.
Gloria Smith, National Careers Service Inspiration Agenda Partnership Manager for the Midlands said:
“Coding is an integral thread in all STEM related subjects. We’re delighted to expand access to this subject, and help students learn about skills that will be vital in tomorrow’s digital economy. All students should have access to computer science, just like biology, chemistry or physics.
This event also helps bring the Inspiration Agenda to an underrepresented minority of students, who are often overlooked. One of the elements of our vision for the Inspiration Agenda is that all students, despite their background or learning ability, should undertake activities that will inspire them to make informed careers decisions for their future.”
If you would like to find out more about how the National Careers Service Inspiration Agenda can help your school or college, please email Gloria Smith