Opportunities for work placements relevant to your degree. Research active department in Future and Emerging Technologies. The department has been successful in achieving funding for developing a range of intelligent kitchen appliances for use by elderly or disabled people and continues to develop research projects. Award-winning Computing department – judged ‘world leading’ in the last UK research assessment (RAE 2008). The University is home to ARCLab, which specializes in research in the field of Computing and Computer Science. Newly refurbished IT labs. Host of biennial internet research conference attracting delegates from across the world. Accredited Cisco Networking academy. Strong links with local companies and employers.