Students took part in an all-day event that required them to put their skills to the test.
HaulTech’s ongoing partnership with Staffordshire University led to the two firms collaborating on a hackathon-style event for students. The purpose of the event was to help students create a functioning software solution on which they would have to later give a presentation. With HaulTech’s innovation team continuously working on multi-award-winning and new technologies, they were the perfect group to co-host the event.
The event allowed students to ask questions and learn new things from the industry professionals at HaulTech whilst simultaneously allowing them to gain experience working for a company. The students worked in teams to create their software solutions. The teams consisted of individuals who specialised in vastly different degrees. Staffordshire University’s Practice-based administrator, Annie Thompson, commented on the impact of the event, “the hackathon event has been a really positive experience for students and thanks to HaulTech the students have now gotten the real-world experience of what it is like to work in a business and alongside people with different roles”.
The hackathon took place over 8 hours and by the end of the day, every participating group came up with strong and creative solutions. Each student went away with rewards for their tremendous efforts and received feedback on how to channel their skills as they step forward in their careers. HaulTech’s Director of Product & Innovation, Patrick Fegan mentioned “the students really bought their A-game and I am proud to see how the team at HaulTech were able to give back and help the students.”
HaulTech is honoured to be in partnership with Staffordshire University and look forward to upcoming collaborations which could lead to the future of innovation in technology.