23rd July 2002
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 I’d lost marks as a result of losing my work but in the end I got 76 per cent for my project!
“Now I’m thinking about my next career move – I’d 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 Hull’s 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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