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Staff member nominated for national IT award

BCoT staff member shortlisted for 2019 Women in IT Excellence award.

A member of staff at Basingstoke College of Technology (BCoT) has been nominated for a national award that aims to celebrate and promote the fantastic female talent in the IT industry.

Charlie James, a Learning Technologist at BCoT, has been shortlisted for the ‘Rising Star Award’ at this year’s Women in IT Excellence Awards, in recognition of her innovative use of technology both in and out of the classroom.

Charlie first joined BCoT as a student in 2015 to study a full-time Level 3 course in games development. Upon completion, Charlie was soon offered a job opportunity at the college, alongside studying an apprenticeship in Creative and Digital Media.

Throughout her time at BCoT Charlie has played a pivotal role in the BCoT Digital Team, a team of staff who support fellow staff and students in utilising the latest technology to enhance teaching and learning,

Anthony Bravo, Principal of BCoT, said: “I would like to congratulate Charlie on being nominated for this fantastic award. We firmly believe that a more active style of teaching and learning which embraces the very latest technologies creates a more engaging and productive learning environment for our students and Charlie has made a significant contribution to us achieving this across the whole college.”

Now in its third year, the Women in IT Excellence Awards were created to inspire more women to join the IT industry, and to promote and celebrate the success stories of women in IT.

Charlie will soon discover if she has made the final shortlist, before an awards ceremony takes place later this year at The Brewery in London.

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