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Getting a Headstart at Lancaster

03/14/2006 14:57:32

Headstart programme pupils 2005
Headstart programme pupils 2005

Sixth Formers Experience Latest Computing Trends

Sixth form pupils will get a taste of student life this summer at a residential computing course at Lancaster University.

Lancaster University’s Headstart programme, which will run from July 11 to 14 2006, is sponsored by Intel Research. It is designed to give year 12 students, who are interested in studying computer science, a preview of university-level education.

Pupils from schools across the country will follow a varied programme of activities including hands-on workshops, informal seminars and a design project.

Activities will focus on the theme of ubiquitous computing. In a ubiquitous system, small computing devices work together to sense, interpret, and respond appropriately to people's actions and changes in the environment. Current, everyday examples of such systems range from climate control for an office building, to a massively multiplayer online game played between users of mobile phones.

Headstart, part of the Royal Academy of Engineering, organises courses throughout Britain for students who are interested in studying science and technology subjects at University. This is the second year that Lancaster University’s Department of Computing has run one of the Headstart programmes.

For more information about the course go to contact Rebecca Marsden 01524 510359 or or
For details about Headstart courses go to or contact or telephone (01707 871505).

For information about Intel Research, visit