Fitz student wins IT prize

Tuesday, 7 April, 2015 - 15:00

Fitzwilliam Computer Science student Jozef Mokry received one of the 7 inaugural Worshipful Company of Information Technologists' (WCIT) “Outstanding Information Technology Student" Prizes 2015 in London on 11 February.

The third year undergraduate was nominated by Senior Tutor, Dr Paul Chirico, who said: “Since arriving in Cambridge Jozef has really impressed his supervisors and lecturers with his quick thinking, logical thought processes and mature work ethic.” Originally from Bratislava, he intends to continue his studies as a postgraduate student.

The award was presented by Sheriff Alderman Dr Andrew Parmley at the 87th Business Lunch of WCIT (© Gerald Sharp Photography).

The prizes were created this year to recognise outstanding Undergraduate/MSc students studying at a UK university. Criteria for the award included academic excellence, overcoming adversity, entrepreneurial skills and contribution to charity or community.

Jozef received his £250 prize at a prestigious WCIT event in Saddlers’ Hall.  He said: “It was a memorable experience to meet so many successful people in the information technology sector. I enjoyed the whole event very much.”

The Worshipful Company of Information Technologists was established in 1992 with an ethos of promoting professional standards, supporting education and training and undertaking charitable work in the wider community. Two Fitzwilliam alumni, Roger Graham OBE (Engineering 1958) and Ken Olisa OBE (Management Studies 1971) are former Masters of the Worshipful Company of Information Technologists.