Two Digital T Level students at Walsall College have proved to be vlog viewing experts after winning a competition set by BCS, the Chartered Institute for IT. Isa Kazi and Fiza Sadik came first in the RITTEch Get Ahead, Get Recognised Vlog Strategy Analysis competition aimed at T Level students across the UK.
Their insightful critique of vlogs created by production company, Otto Works was delivered in video format and led to them receiving a £200 BCS book voucher.
“I’m pleased we won,” said Isa. “We thought a lot about how to make our competition entry stand out and realised a video review was the way to do it. Having looked closely at Ottr Works’ vlogs, we were inspired by the quality of the artwork and images and their overall style. They gave us lots to talk about.
“The competition as a whole has been a good way to see what’s out there. And it’s nice to have this achievement on our CVs.”
Fiza added: “The competition encouraged us to use our skills in a different way, showing that we can analyse digital content and create something in multimedia format ourselves from start to finish. I feel I can approach similar reviews or feedback reports more confidently in future.”
RITTEch Get Ahead, Get Recognised is BCS’s new programme for Digital T Level students aimed at helping them achieve professional recognition.
Amaninder Singh, Subject Coordinator for Cyber and Networking at Walsall College said: “This is an excellent achievement by Isa and Fiza. Participating in RITTech’s Get Ahead, Get Recognised programme activities raises our students’ aspirations and provides wider industry awareness. Ultimately this will help them make a more seamless transition into the industry after achieving their qualifications.”