Week 16 Project
School of Computing
Sally Smith, Euan Gunn
The student-led Week 16 project was a rapid improvement event set up to overhaul the school's website and create new digital content. The week was project managed by Euan, a PhD student in the school, and involved 4 students working full time. 2 digital media students worked on shooting and editing videos while 2 worked with staff to update structure and content.
The impact of this project was twofold - the website is now structured in a way that is more accessible for applicants to make better informed decisions about studying a computing course. For the students working on the project it was an opportunity to put their practical skills to use in an intense, week-long project which enhanced their employability skills and project development experience.
The Week 16 Project delivered excellent quality resources for the school and showcased the work of the students involved. Running it as an intensive week-long Rapid Improvement Event gave it urgency and focus. The intention is for this to become an annual activity which offers staff time to plan further in advance what they need from the project. This would make best use of the time available.
Video content generated during the project is being used at the e-Placement Scotland project launch in front of over 100 employers and university and college representatives.
www.napier.ac.uk/soc All video content was generated during the project - for example, the welcome video and the work placement video.
10 May 2010