Former International Study Centre student excels in Computer Science event

University of Leicester International Study Centre graduate Oishi has won a hackathon in Barcelona

University of Leicester International Study Centre graduate Oishi has achieved another award. This time the former student has excelled at a hackathon held at the Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya in Barcelona. 

If you’re not sure what a hackathon is, it’s a large event where people come together to do collaborative computer programming. The aim of this hackathon was to encourage women to pursue careers in computer science and ICT. It was part of this year’s WomENcourage programme.

Oishi and her team’s project was awarded first place. Deciding to create something to help their community, the team came up with SafeHack. This clever device automatically alerts the user’s emergency contact during an attack or accident. 

Where have we heard about Oishi’s achievements before?

The BEng Software and Electronic Engineering graduate was recently nominated in the Telegraph STEM Awards. Oishi was also shortlisted for the TARGETjobs Undergraduate of the Year award for Computer Science, IT and Physics. At University, Oishi recieved the title of President and Vice Chancellor’s Student of the Year 2017. This award celebrates the fantastic achievements of students throughout the year.

The University of Leicester is the perfect learning environment for ambitious students like Oishi to develop their skills and ideas. 

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