Thursday 18 July 2013
Neil Currie
The award-winning Neil Currie

There’s been plenty to celebrate for the School of Computing Science and Engineering this week at graduation, with a round of awards for outstanding teaching staff, departments and alumni who have made a real difference.

Vice-Chancellor’s Distinguished Teaching Awards

Neil Currie
Neil Currie is a lecturer and a multi-award-winning chartered civil and structural engineer who embeds his 15 years of industrial experience into his work whilst also developing innovative teaching resources. As an engineer with considerable real world experience, he is able to embed the high-profile projects he has designed, such as the University’s presence at MediaCityUK, into his lectures to create active learning experiences for our students.

Computer Science and Software Engineering Directorate
Over the last three years the Computer Science and Software Engineering directorate has undertaken a critical re-evaluation of itself, its programmes and, most importantly, its students and their experiences in order to re-establish itself as one of the leading providers of computer science education in the country. In this, they are achieving wide recognition, and are showing academic programmes in this area will be at the core of what we can offer students in the future.

Chancellor’s Alumni Achievement Awards.

David Auty, BSC Aeronautical Engineering, 1964
Entrepreneur who created one of the largest aluminium diecasters and machinists in the UK.

Dr David Lindley OBE, BSc Mechanical Engineering, 1962
A Fellow of The Royal Academy of Engineering with an OBE for services to renewable energy and the wind turbine industry.

Ben Shirley, BSc Audio & Video Systems, 1992 and current lecturer
Ben has been instrumental in the University’s relationship with the ETC at Carnegie Mellon University.

Richard Tang, Diploma Electronic & Electrical Engineering, 1991
Founder of award-winning Zen Internet.

David Tupman, BEng Electrical Engineering, 1988
Vice-President of Hardware Engineering at Apple and led on the development of iPods and iPhones.

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