Computer Science Industry Club


As a result of increasing demand from industry for our Computing students and graduates, we have decided to launch an exclusive partnership program for a select group of approximately 20 companies.

Limiting numbers allows us to offer each business enhanced opportunities to identify and work with our best and most appropriate students and academics.

This value-added service complements the work of our Careers Service who will continue to provide their range of award winning services to all organisations.

Tailored Services

A bespoke offering for each company will help to raise their profile from the very start of a student’s life at Aston all the way through to graduate recruitment. This could include a range of activities:

  • Targeted initiatives such as insight days and summer placements for first and second year students
  • Guest lecturing opportunities
  • Brand building opportunities such as student prizes, riasing your profile with the best students
  • Employer and student matching events for both placement and graduate recruitment roles
  • Tailored support to help companies establish final year projects with suitable students
  • Exclusive attendance at existing Computer Science events including:
    • first year Student Software Portfolio Competition,
    • second year Project Demo and presentation day, and
    • final year Open Demo where students present their major project.
  • Priority involvement in student-organised events such as the Hackathon
  • Direct communication through the department with students for any company events and initiatives

Additional Support

We will also facilitate enhanced access to academic staff across the Computer Science Department which will include

  • Bi-annual review meetings with a relevant academic to ensure our relationship is working effectively
  • Priority access to paid consultancy projects undertaken by our Computer Science Student Company
  • Option to sit on our Industrial Advisory Board and to advise on curriculum development.

Partners Fee

In order to enable us to dedicate the necessary resources to this initiative we are asking companies to contribute a small sponsorship fee of £3,000 to the department which we will use to cover the costs of:

  • Dedicated project management support
  • Running events
  • student prizes
  • bursaries for final year students undertaking final year projects for company partners
  • a PhD scholarship fund to support future talented Aston students

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