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Calibre of Bristol CS graduates recognised by industry

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23 April 2008



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"Since the launch five years ago of the Detica Forensics Security Prize for the best student thesis at the Computer Science Department University of Bristol, we have been very impressed by the calibre of students’ work,” said Nick Spenceley, Head of Detica Forensics. ”In particular, we like the way so many of them achieve that challenging task of integrating theory with practice. This clearly reflects the quality of the course. 

“Amongst the characteristics we look for amongst prospective employees are a wide-ranging knowledge of computer security, skills in programming in languages such as C and C++ and a sound understanding of the low-level operation of computing and other electronic devices. From what we see, Bristol provides excellent training in all three of these areas.”

Prof Smart of Bristol said "We are pleased that Detica Forensics values our students. We find that a number of employers are telling us the same story that the key is for graduates to have a balance of theoretical and practical skills covering the whole range of hardware, software and specific applications".