Are you the IT and Computer Science Undergraduate of the Year?

Open to penultimate year undergraduates only studying computer science, technology or joint honours degrees with management or business

Win

A guaranteed place on Marks & Spencer’s Software Engineering Graduate Programme, a technology hamper and M&S food hamper.

Applications are now closed

What are the entry criteria?

We're searching the best universities in the UK to find the outstanding IT and computer science undergraduate. We're looking for a winning mix of personal skills, career motivation and an excellent academic record. The rewards are great: the winner will be awarded a guaranteed place on Marks & Spencer’s Software Engineering Graduate Programme, a technology hamper and M&S food hamper.

He/she will collect the award at a gala event in Canary Wharf, London on 25 April, 2014.

Even if you don’t win, you still stand a chance of making the final shortlist of ten, all of whom will be royally looked after by Marks & Spencer and invited to the Undergraduate of the Year Awards as their guests.

So if you are a penultimate year undergraduate studying computer science, technology or joint honours degrees with business or management…

And you have a passion to innovate and want to be able to use information technology to develop a better customer experience…

And you are expecting at least a 2.1…

And you have the right to work in the UK...

And you think you're the best IT and computer science undergraduate in the UK, click the big button below.

Closing date for entries is 31 January 2014.

How do I win it then?

It’s not easy to win the Undergraduate of the Year Award and competition will be fierce. The process is demanding and only the truly outstanding and committed will make it to the last 10. There are three stages that you’ll have to get through.

Stage One: Register online to submit your personal data and answer three special questions posed by the sponsor of the Award. Complete three or four online tests designed exclusively by our partners SHL, the world’s leading assessment provider. The online assessment will take you around two hours to complete (although you don’t have to complete it in one visit) and somewhere between 30 and 70 candidates will pass through to the next stage. The closing date for entry is 31 January 2014.

Stage Two: The best-matched students (according to the results of the online tests) make it through to the second stage. The sponsor then decides on a shortlist of ten from the undergraduates who pass the first online stage. This will be done in a variety of ways including telephone interviews, assessment centres and further tests (depending on the sponsor).

Stage Three: The final shortlist of ten is invited to the Undergraduate of the Year Awards in Canary Wharf London on 25 April, 2014 where the winner will be announced.

Last year's winner: Hassan Qulqass

Hassan is from Birmingham and has been involved in the IT industry since an early age through several opportunities and experiences. Besides being a full time student, he is currently working as an IT administrator, a volunteer software developer at his university’s software company, and a freelance developer catering for small- to medium-sized local businesses. When not studying or working, he enjoys reading, photography and working on electronics projects.

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