News

Ramblers find new direction with help from Teesside students

A group of talented Teesside University students has received praise from a regional walking club after working tirelessly to design and implement a brand new website.

More information
Teesside University students Jay Snow, Charlotte Cooney, Michael Wilson and Sophie Kelly, with club members Ian Bagshaw, Ian Nelson and Ged Shotton.

Teesside University students Jay Snow, Charlotte Cooney, Michael Wilson and Sophie Kelly, with club members Ian Bagshaw, Ian Nelson and Ged Shotton.


The five final year students from the University’s School of Computing were tasked with creating the website for Darlington CHA and HF Rambling Club as part of their final year course.

Designed to give students an experience of what it is like to work with a live client, the group had to research the walking club, meet and pitch their ideas to members and come up with a modern, mobile-optimised website.

Darlington CHA and HF Rambling Club, which was established in 1936 and has almost 100 members, were delighted with the results and praised the students for their hard work and dedication.

Ian Bagshaw, Chair of the Club, said: 'We had a website, but we wanted something new, something vibrant and something which embraced new technology.

'Everybody at the club is delighted with the end result. The students were extremely conscientious, they worked hard and showed a tremendous amount of professionalism throughout the project.

'We now have a fantastic website which gives us more flexibility and has some amazing imagery.'

Jay Snow and Charlotte Cooney, third year BSc (Hons) Computing students, together with Michael Wilson, Sophie Kelly and Jonathan Cummings, who are studying BSc (Hons) Information Technology, all worked together on the project.

Sophie, who has secured a job as a Software Engineer at Accenture in Newcastle, said: 'We had quite a short space of time to create the website. It was a fantastic experience to be able to work on a real life project for a live client. I am pleased they are happy with the website we produced.'

Michael added: 'The course at Teesside University has provided everything I needed and it is great to get opportunities to work on projects such as this. I would describe my time at University as hard work, but extremely positive.'

Myriam Mallet, Senior Lecturer in Digital Media, said: 'The students were really committed and it is great to have satisfied clients at the end of the project.
“The website has been created to fit the clients’ requirements and it is a great example of the kind of work that our students can produce.'

29 June 2017

In the News

Ramblers find new direction with help from Teesside students
North East Connected, 29/06/2017
A group of talented Teesside University students has received praise from a regional walking club after working tirelessly to design and implement a brand new website.