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Department of Informatics @ University of Leicester

Posted on: 24/09/2019

Year 9, 10 and 11 Computer Science students were invited to spend the day at Leicester University’s Informatics Department to look at current issues related to Computer Systems.

We started the day with a talk on the use of Virtual Reality and Augmented reality, discussing where these technologies are currently being used and the issues around this.

We then had a talk on how to make the internet safer. It was a great talk and we had a number of great questions related to hacking and securing your systems. This really helped the students whom attend the Cyber Discovery club understand the importance of what they do as well as the opportunities that could be available to them when they leave. The presenters at the university were extremely surprised at how rich our Computer Science curriculum is. The day ended with looking at autonomous vehicles and the software used to detect objects. Students were split into groups of 4, where the task was to trick the software into not being able to recognise them.

Overall, the trip reinforced key learning that the students cover in Year 10 and 11 and it was highly beneficial.

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