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

We’re searching UK universities to find the outstanding Computer Science, IT and Physics Undergraduate of the Year. We are looking for somebody who is curious and passionate about the tech industry beyond their degree.

Applications for the awards are now closed.


An internship for 2021! Skyscanner's winner will spend their summer as an intern in London or Edinburgh, depending on their preference. They'll also win a lunch with one of its CxOs.


We are delighted to introduce the 2020 finalists for this award.

Alice Edwards | Cardiff University | Computer Science with Security and Forensics

Animesh Shankar | King's College London | Computer Science

Daryl Cecile | Nottingham Trent University | Computer Science

Jean Claude Billy Byiringiro | University of Edinburgh | Artificial Intelligence and Computer Science

Jerome Illgner | Heriot-Watt University | Computer Science

Miriam Robledo | University College London | Arts and Sciences: Science and Engineering

Mohammad Ibrahim Mizi | Durham University | Computer Science

Nour Elhuda Zuraiki | Lancaster University | Theoretical Physics

What makes an award winner?

Skyscanner's winner will be:

  • curious
  • a strong collaborator
  • open to learning
  • able to make an impact from day one
  • able to offer a fresh perspective
  • willing to share ideas and do things differently

It would be ideal if you have some previous work experience at a tech business. If you don't have any formal work experience, how do your other experiences, interests and hobbies relate to the tech industry?

How do I win?


Register your details online and answer three questions set by Skyscanner.

Must be completed by 31.01.20

Online tests

Receive an email inviting you to sit three online tests designed exclusively by our partner SHL and a coding test set by Skyscanner.

Must be completed by 31.01.20

Submit by 31.01.20

Your details must be submitted and all online tests completed by 31 January 2020.

If you are successful in getting through to the next stage, you will hear from us by 21 February 2020.

Assessment centre

If you pass the online tests and make it to the next stage you will be invited to take a coding test and your application will be reviewed by Skyscanner.

This stage will include a video interview and a discovery day in February 2020.

Grand final

The final shortlist of ten students will be invited to the awards ceremony on 4 September 2020 at Canary Wharf, where the award winners will be announced!

Skyscanner and the Computer Science, IT and Physics Undergraduate of the Year Award

At Skyscanner, we're proud to do things differently. Travel is about trying new things and having fun. Working at Skyscanner is just the same. We're made up of 1,200 talented, passionate individuals around the world who want to make planning and booking travel better for everyone.

We've got amazing opportunities for people starting out in their professional lives and our winner will join us a summer intern. We'll give you an awesome experience where you will be a valuable and contributing member to your tribe and squad. You will also benefit from on-the-job, online and classroom-based learning.

We pride ourselves on our open, honest and collaborative culture, including weekly Town Halls with our CxOs and in-person 'Ask me anything' sessions. Each and every employee is encouraged to collaborate, share knowledge and develop themselves and there is plenty of cross-location working. You could start your day on a call with colleagues in Singapore and end the day collaborating on a project with our Miami office. We may have over 1,000 colleagues all over the world, but Skyscanner still feels like a small, close-knit business.

More about Skyscanner

From flights to hotels and car hire, we work side-by-side with our industry partners to bring people all the options they need to plan and book their perfect trips.

When we started out in 2003, we wanted to create a simple alternative to the confusing sites that make travel feel like hard work. Fast forward to today and Skyscanner has gone from a simple spreadsheet for finding the best flight prices, to global leader in travel with 100 million people across the world relying on us each month.

Now part of Ctrip, we're operationally independent and growing fast, with offices across Europe, North America and Asia. And we're not stopping there. It's our mission to lead the global transformation to modern and sustainable travel. That means pioneering new ways for our customers to explore effortlessly - all while looking after our world.

Find out more about Skyscanner here.

Entry criteria

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