Yesterday was the computer science finalist’s BBQ. With the glorious sunshine beating down I don’t think that we could have picked a better day for it.

I enjoyed talking to some of the students who we’ve worked with for the last three or four years and I know that there were a few people who I meant to talk to, but didn’t get round to. I’m really sorry for that 😦

Flame grilled beef

I’m really proud of our students and what they have achieved. It’s a weird feeling to feel proud of something that you’re not really responsible for. I can’t speak for other members of staff, but at best I consider what I do to be a bit like a catalyst. All the bits were there to begin with, we just try and help put them together in the right order.

Another odd thing is that although I’m proud of our students, and I might even go as far as saying I like one or two of them, but I don’t think I’ll be sad to see them go. I’m more happy for them, and excited by what they might be doing next. I know that very soon after they’re gone I know I’ll have a ton of other things to keep me busy and before I know it the process will start again and we’ll be welcoming a new batch of fresh faced students.

However, what that doesn’t mean is that I feel like we’re completely done with the outgoing cohort. I’m always really pleased to hear from ex-students and find out what they’re doing, or even have them back for a visit. If you’re leaving us this summer I wish you the best of luck in whatever you choose to do, and if you feel like checking back in on us from time to time, please don’t hesitate to drop us a line!