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Be part of Guinness World Record attempt at LSBU Open Day

29 May 2015
Phone with Choosic app

London South Bank University will be part of a Guinness World Record attempt for the largest number of people simultaneously learning to code an Android app

LSBU's Open Day will provide the backdrop to an attempt to break the record for the most people simultaneously learning to code an app for a mobile device – and is inviting its local community to take part.

The record attempt - run by BCSWomen - will be held on Saturday 13th June 2015 in a number of locations across the UK including LSBU's Southwark campus, which will also be hosting the university Open Day and offering the chance for people to discover what studying at LSBU is really like.

Professor Shushma Patel, School of Engineering's Director of Education and Student Experience, from London South Bank University said: "Individuals and families with children over the age of 10 are welcome to come and learn how to build apps using simple coding techniques. By the end of the day you will have an app that you run and install on your own Android phones or tablets.

"The School of Engineering at LSBU is proud to be associated with this challenge. As a civic University, it is important that we engage with not only our students, but also the wider community. We are not only trying to break the world record, but also inspiring the next generation of prospective students to engage in STEM subjects and learning to code."

Gillian Arnold, Chair of BCSWomen says: "Within the IT profession, there is a real skills shortage in the UK that we need to address now. The BCSWomen App-a-thon event is a great way for lots of people to learn how to code at the same time, engage with those who are considering a career in IT and give every generation an opportunity to try their hand at coding."

The BCSWomen App-a-thon event will take place at LSBU on Saturday 13th June 2015, between 10am and 3pm.

For more details on LSBU's Open Day visit www.lsbu.ac.uk/events

 
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