GWizards

GWizards connects students and recent graduates with real-world work experience projects. The local community benefits through low cost (or no cost) IT or business solutions.

We source local projects that our bright and innovative students can work on. They then develop the practical and technical skills required to be competitive in future job interviews.

About GWizards

Students and recent graduates can have a hard time landing jobs relevant to their degree due to lack of experience. GWizards was created by the Department of Computing & Information Systems (CIS) as an employability initiative to help students and the local community. We connect students and recent graduates with real-world projects to gain work experience. We help the local community by connecting them with our capable students to solve an IT or Business issue.

Key aims

The GWizards initiative has two key aims:

1. Give our students the opportunity to gain relevant work experience by working on best-endeavour development projects with charities/social enterprises and not-for-profit organsiations.

2. Support the local community by offering very low cost (or in some cases, no cost) solutions to your IT or business problems.

Student benefits

  • Work in a supervised environment, supported by experienced staff from the CIS department.
  • Gain the experience you need to be competitive upon graduation - hone your practical and technical skills on a real-world project
  • Help the local community while applying what you've learned in your course
  • GWizards projects are already vetted as realistic and attainable if looking for a final project

Local community benefits

Including small medium enterprises (SMEs), voluntary, and public sector organizations. 

  • Help students gain relevant work experience by working on best-endeavour development projects
  • Using GWizards can be a very low cost (or in some cases, no cost) solution for your IT or business problems.
  • Many other organisations (particularly voluntary and public sector) have already gained practical technical help for little or no cost via Gwizards.

Contact us

GWizards operates from offices in the Historic Royal Naval College at Greenwich and at the Greenwich Digital Enterprise Centre (DEG) at the Greenwich Peninsula.

Please contact us if you would like further information or want to become involved in any way with our activities.

Phone: +44 (0)208 331 8525.

Email: gwizards@gre.ac.uk

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For all external organisations:

  • Insight into the ways in which our students/recent graduates can help you take a more innovative approach to your IT development problems.

For recent CIS graduates, current CIS students and prospective applicants: 

  • Insight into the types of exciting and fulfilling projects you can get involved with as a part of CIS. 
  • Find testimonials from our clients and students alike.