Computer science student shortlisted for Undergraduate of the Year 2019
Darina Georgieva has been recognised as one of the top computer science students in the UK, having got down to the last 10 in her category of the TARGETjobs Undergraduate of the Year Award – which attracted a record 4,500 entries.
Darina, who is studying for a BSc (Hons) Computer Science, was among a select group of 10 talented students from leading universities shortlisted for the Computer Science IT and Physics Undergraduate of the Year Award, which was sponsored by Visa.
To make it to the final of the Awards, Darina had to pass several stages including online tests, coding challenges, a written submission and an assessment centre day, and made such a great impression on Visa that the company offered her an internship.
Now in their tenth year, the TARGETjobs Undergraduate of the Year Awards aim to recognise the most talented students in the UK across a range of subjects and skillsets, with each category sponsored by a prominent graduate recruiter. In the Computer Science IT and Physics category, the focus was on finding the next generation of technology leaders – dreamers, disruptors, creatives and trailblazers who are fascinated by new technology and want to be empowered to change the way business is done.
Darina said: “This has been a wonderful opportunity to meet some incredibly motivated and talented students from around the country. I feel inspired and proud of what young people are achieving. Spending a day with the incredible team from Visa at its European headquarters was an honour and a great learning experience.”
Senior Lecturer Dr Sotiris Moschoyiannis commented: “In the Department of Computer Science we encourage all our students to take part in undergraduate competitions, and also take advantage of the multitude of student-led activities and societies offered on campus. Darina’s success is yet another example of our students competing at the highest level, and we’re incredibly proud of her achievement.”