Alford student wins prestigious computing award

David Taylor from Alford, a student at Robert Gordon University’s School of Computing was recently awarded a prestigious end-of-year prize.

The former Alford Academy pupil, studying for a BSc (Hons) computing for internet and multimedia, received the year three class prize for academic excellence.

David, 21, was previously recognised last year with an industry prize from leading global energy firm, ConocoPhillips, which has led to a job with the company working in onsite IT infrastructure dealing with issues including deskside support, server and hardware maintenance.

Working full-time during the summer holidays, David will continue with the firm part-time during his Honours year.

He said: “I applied to the course at the School of Computing due to the University’s high record of graduate employment.

“I’m delighted to win another prize during my studies and am very much looking forward to applying the academic knowledge learned in class to the working environment.”

David was presented with his prize and a cheque for £40 by David Davidson, associate head of the School of Computing at a special ceremony attended by students, university staff and representatives from the computing industry.