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Joel Stanford BCS Computing Student of the Year

Joel Stanford, a drpdigital developer was named BCS (British Computing Society) computing student of the year for the Hereford and Worcester Branch at the annual general meeting held at Worcester University, on Thursday 8th October. Joel was presented with a certificate of achievement, a cheque for £150 and one year’s professional membership to the British Computing Society.

The prestigious computing student of the year award from the BCS is based on ‘outstanding student performance’ throughout the entire university course and was chosen from a class of 80 students. Joel graduated as a mature student from the University of Worcester with first class honours in BSc Computing and went on to join drp as a developer in the digital team.

The BCS is the chartered institute for the global IT profession and focuses on exchanging IT expertise and knowledge, supporting practitioners and setting industry wide standards and frameworks. The institute collaborates with the government, industry and relevant bodies to establish good working practices, codes of conduct, skills framework and common standards.

Joel Stanford commented “ I went back to the University of Worcester three years ago as a mature student to pursue my dream career of becoming a developer – and to finish those three years with this award to recognise my hard work has been amazing. Having the opportunity to join the drpteam as a developer has been fantastic and a dream come true!” 

Ben Wallace drpdigital director commented “This is a fantastic achievement for Joel and a testament to the hard work he has put in to his course and to his role as developer – it’s great to have him as part of the team.”