23rd July 2002

 

COMPUTER CRISIS BUT NITAS A FIRST-CLASS STUDENT

 

Hull media student Nita Thakrar thought her chances of a good degree had vanished when her final year project was accidentally wiped from her computer.

 

But the 24-year-old re-wrote her work from scratch and came out with a first-class honours degree in Media Technology from the University of Lincoln.

 

I was really surprised I got a first because all my work was on a zip disk and for some reason it was completely wiped a month and a half before it was due to be handed in, said Nita, who lives in Milton Keynes.

 

It was a nightmare I thought Id lost marks as a result of losing my work but in the end I got 76 per cent for my project!

 

Now Im thinking about my next career move Id like to work for a local education authority in the UK developing educational CD-ROMS.

 

For her final-year project Nita worked with staff at Wold Primary School in west Hull to develop an educational CD-ROM on Hinduism for seven to 11-year-olds.

 

Marilyn Cowling, improvement teacher for RE and multicultural education at Kingston-upon-Hull City Council, was also involved in the project and may now use the CD-ROM more widely in schools across the city.

 

Nita began studying at Cottingham Road in 1997 when she enrolled on a Media Technology foundation course.

 

She then took a year out to work for MW Design and Marketing on Hulls High Street before returning to the university in 1999 to study for a BSc (Honours) degree in Media Technology.

 

Nita will graduate at Hull City Hall at 11.30am on Tuesday 30th July.

 

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University of Lincoln (tel: 01522 886042)

email: jashberry@lincoln.ac.uk

 

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