University to partner with UK software company to create tech opportunities for students

It is hoped that the initiative will unlock opportunities for talented computer science and engineering students

The University of Salford has announced its partnership with IRIS Software Group, a global provider of mission critical software and services.

The partnership will see IRIS work closely with the university, supporting students with employability in their chosen field through placements, work experience and graduate openings.

This builds on an existing relationship which includes IRIS’ participation in the university’s annual HackCamp competition, where students are given the opportunity to work on live briefs and use their computing expertise to solve problems.

IRIS has also revealed that it will be providing a scholarship for three Salford students from low-income backgrounds in Year 2 and 3 of study in the subjects of computer science and software engineering.

Dr Julian Bass head of computer science and software engineering at the University of Salford says: “We are proud of the reputation we have gained with industry in the area of Computer Science. It is through our valuable partnerships with industry that we have been able to deliver a high calibre programme.

“We are delighted to further our relationship with IRIS and offer even more opportunities to our students who will now become even more unstoppable in industry.”

Stephanie Kelly, chief people officer at IRIS Software Group says: “Our mission is to improve the way professionals work by making critical business processes as efficient as possible.

“Our technology platforms are transforming industries by reducing the time, energy and effort working professionals spend on admin, reporting and data entry.

“We believe knowledge is one of the most powerful tools you can give someone, so we aim inspire and support the next generation of talented young people, especially those from under-privileged backgrounds to reach their full potential.”

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