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Computing LIVE! Student Event - Liddington, Swindon

We’re bringing Computing LIVE! to the UK taking place at our activity centre in Liddington. 

Computing LIVE! UK combines a conference led by expert speakersworkshops & talksteam-based challenges and outdoor adventure activities.  See our great value 3-day itinerary below. 

This three-day weekend event is designed to bring computer science to life for your students and fire their future career ambitions whilst also improving their ability to work together as a team, improve self-confidence, develop resilience and learn new skills.

Computing LIVE! UK brings together the best possible learning experience for your students in a fun, memorable and safe environment. We are pleased to advise that our centres are operating under COVID-secure guidelines and all appropriate measures are in place. 

2022 event dates: 
Friday 4th - 6th February
Friday 28th - 30th October

Prices start from£269pp

Price Shown includes

  • Return travel by executive coach
  • 2 nights' full-board accommodation 
  • Entrance to the Computing LIVE! student event 
  • Workshop & talk 
  • Team-based challenges 
  • Outdoor adventure activities 
  • Group travel insurance 
  • On-site support from the Events Team throughout your stay 
  • 1:10 free place ratio based on teachers sharing twin rooms

Price shown is based on 40 paying passengers departing from selected departure points. 


Event overview

  • Conference led by industry experts

Experts from high profile organisations will provide relevant examples and exam case studies to ignite your students’ aspirations whilst perfectly complementing the computer science curriculum at KS4 and KS5. Students can also put their own questions to the experts during a Q&A session.

  • Workshops & talks 

Small group sessions, led by our conference speakers & other experts in their field, will allow your students to discover and engage with a range of topics from social enterprise projects to impact of psychological resilience. 

  • Team-based challenges

Selected to enable your students to demonstrate control, commitment, confidence and responses to challenge. Team challenge themes include; gaining confidence, beyond the comfort zone & working together.

  • Outdoor adventure activities

Adventure activities to keep everyone engaged, motivated and inspired, from zip wire to the trapeze! 

  • Our on-site Events Team will provide support throughout your stay, they’ll: 
    • Meet you on arrival & assist with centre check-in 

    • Be on-hand & provide assistance throughout the weekend  

    • Assist with check-out & departure


Your LIVE! UK centre

Liddington Activity Centre - only open to our groups.


Event details and previous speakers

Dallas Campbell - Facilitator

Dallas is one of the most versatile and well-travelled factual presenters working in the industry.

He has filmed in some of the most extraordinary and challenging locations all over the world: sewer diving in Mexico City, abseiling off the world's tallest building in Dubai and filming Tim Peake’s rocket launch to the international space station.

Dallas started his presenting career on The Gadget Show (Channel 5) and Bang Goes The Theory (BBC1). Most recently, Dallas has presented Positive Energy (National Geographic) where he travelled the globe, with co-presenter Kari Byron, meeting the innovators that are creating new ways to power our world into the future. His debut book Ad Astra: An Illustrated Guide to Leaving the Planet was published 2017.

Dallas is an Honorary Fellow of the British Science Association and regularly judges their annual Young Scientist & Engineer of the Year awards.

Rik Ferguson

Researcher, writer, filmmaker and presenter Rik Ferguson is the Vice President of Security Research at Trend Micro. Rik’s research into the murky world of cybercrime and the cloudy future of technology sees him advise law enforcement, governments and large enterprises alike. He is also a Special Advisor to Europol’s European Cyber Crime Centre (EC3), a multi-award-winning producer and writer, and a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts. In April 2011 Rik was inducted into the Infosecurity Hall of Fame.

A recognised futurist, Rik is actively engaged in research into online threats and the cybercriminal underground. He also investigates the wider implications of new developments in Information Technology, their impact on security, both for the enterprise and for society as a whole.

 


Your itinerary

UK LIVE! - Friday

Afternoon:

  • Travel by coach from school, arrive at Liddington

Evening:

  • Evening meal
  • Team-based activity

UK LIVE! - Saturday

Morning:

  • Breakfast
  • Attend our LIVE! student conference  
  • Return to centre & enjoy lunch

Afternoon:

  • High energy outdoor activity to keep everyone engaged
  • Workshop & talk led by one of our conference speakers

Evening:

  • Evening meal
  • Time for students to relax & reflect on the day

 

UK LIVE! - Sunday

Morning:

  • Breakfast
  • Outdoor adventure activity for an invigorating start to the day
  • Team-based challenge followed by lunch

Afternoon:

  • Check out & return to school


Study themes & levels

Suitable for Key Stage 4 & 5, meeting exam board specifications for AQA, OCR, EDEXCEL, WJEC and SQA.

Topics from across the Computer Science curriculum brought to life at our event include:

  • Algorithms
  • Programming & coding
  • Computer systems
  • Cyber security
  • Software development

The whole experience perfectly complements classroom learning.