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New Supercomputer at Leeds University

A new supercomputer hosted at the University of Leeds is offering businesses and academic researchers across the North of England unparalleled computing power. The supercomputer is capable of a peak performance of 110 trillion operations per second!

King’s College London Announces New Scholarship Opportunity

On the fourth of March 2013 it was announced that a new scholarship program for Masters in global mental health has been established at on the King’s College London. The scholarships will be awarded during next academic year.

University of East Anglia foundation scholarships for the 2013-14 academic year for international students

The University of East Anglia (UEA) is ranked in the top 150 universities in the world and in the UK’s top 20! Three large scholarships are available, valued at £13,450 each, for scientific subjects.

Cardiff Awarded new Funding to Help Students who have completed their PHD to Collaborate with Cultural Organisations

The aim of the money provided to Cardiff University is to maximise the benefits of arts and humanities research to non-academic users of research such as the public and community groups. By the end of the program there should be a new understanding of how academic research benefits non-academics.

Times named Exeter University of the year!

The University of Exeter has been named University of the Year by The Sunday Times University Guide 2013. In the South West of Great Britain, the University is also ranked as the best in the region for teaching.

Member Profile

Simon Wilkinson

Simon Wilkinson

Web Development, Database Management 

Business Development, Database Management, SaaS, E-Commerce

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BA Psychology at University of Southampton, UK

Short quote:
Since graduation I have been involved with a number of successful IT/ Internet related businesses at both start-up and later development stages. A few projects have included the development of a convertible bond trading system, building a market leading E-commerce online ordering system for the office stationery industry and leading the development of the world’s most comprehensive online neuroscience-based behaviour mapping instrument (psychological profiling tool in layman terms) used by many investment banks and some of the world’s largest corporate institutions.

I run my own IT company, established in 2002, which is focused on web applications and development of our own Software as a Service (SaaS) web platforms for both content management and travel bookings. Luckily I’m a geek and really enjoy our web and database development work, as well as learning new skills and techniques as web development is constantly evolving.

I’m very happy to be working with a great team at Education Index and helping to build such a comprehensive and useful website to help students make a more informed choice about their future. We have produced a unique database that combines a number of different datasets and I’m looking forward to adding to it even further in the future.

Between lots of computer work and beautiful twin baby boys I don’t have much free time but I wouldn’t have it any other way!