Nescot has a strong record in skills competitions in the computing discipline, with students competing at WorldSkills UK and internationally in recent years. This term, first year computing student Lucy Raymondu is among a handful of students nationally to be shortlisted to represent the UK in the Huawei Global computing competition. Lucy said: “I was initially nervous about taking part, but preparing for this has been very exciting. It’s like professional work, making sure you understand principles so you can implement them under pressure.”
Tutor Suresh Sureshkumar said “Nominating Lucy was an easy decision – her hard work and dedication to developing her skills in class and her own time are exactly what these competitions require. Whether she is part of a winning team or not, taking part will open up new ambitions and opportunities for a bright career in computing!” Level 3 and HE tutor Suresh is well-experienced with skills competitions himself, acting as a chief expert to the WorldSkills International Cyber Security competition 2021.
Lucy completed an ESOL (English for Speakers of Other Languages) course at a London college last year, choosing to move on to computing at Nescot because of our strong reputation for IT courses.