The Entry Form for the 2017 Apps for Good Awards is now available. In this blog, Apps for Good Fellows Sophie and Marcos explain students can look forward to with the course, Awards entry and beyond.
We’re delighted to announce that students can now submit their app ideas to the 2017 Apps for Good Awards. Here is a quick introduction to this year’s Awards Entry Form:
**The App Launch will now be held on Monday 27 February**
It’s an exciting time at Apps for Good as we’re counting down to this year’s App Launch. At the event on Monday 27 February, hosted at News UK, we’ll be celebrating the achievements of the student teams who have created apps to change their world.
Almost half of the students completing the Apps for Good course say afterwards that they are interested in a technology focused career. Apps for Good students and teachers alike tell us that real-world experience is essential, and many employers feel the same. This blog is part of our latest project with Monster to provide high-quality content and support for Apps for Good Students and Fellows keen to find out more about careers in tech.
In 2012, the UK Commission for Employment and Skills cited “lack of experience” as the number one reason employers gave for turning young applicants away. At the same time, students and teaches tell tell us that formal work experience placements are increasingly difficult to find.
There’s no reason to fear! Here are some helpful ways to get out there, get experience and get a taste of what the tech industry is really like.
Katie is a creator of I’m Okay, which she designed with her team during the Apps for Good course at Stratford Girls’ Grammar School in the West Midlands. After winning the 2014 Apps for Good Awards, I’m Okay won the Tech for Good Awards and were finalists for the BBC Radio 1 Teen Hero Awards. Below, Katie shares how she’s become inspired by a future in computing.
Ellora is a creator of Envirocache, which she designed with her team during the Apps for Good course at Wick High School in Scotland. Since the course, Ellora has been working hard to transform her app idea into a reality. Ellora is a finalist for the 2017 FDM Everywoman in Technology Awards. Below, Ellora explains how she gained the confidence to pursue her idea.
We’re delighted to announce the arrival of our brand new Student Dashboard! What can your students expect as they get started on their adventure?
Apps for Good students in the UK can get ready to…
Compete to have their apps built and launched to market
Students can discover and enter our UK competition, where all finalists get to travel to London and winners have their apps professionally built.
Explore the course materials and learn at their own pace
Students can explore lessons at their own pace, visiting the dashboard to watch videos, download presentations, and complete extension activities.
Join The Fellowship
Students can join The Fellowship to access advice from tech professionals, alerts when work experiences become available, and much more.
How do students sign up?
- Students will need a code to register. Teachers must create a code, then ask their students to sign up using this form.
- Former Apps for Good students can become Fellows by signing up for the Dashboard.
- If you are an Apps for Good partner and you’re interested in a tour of the Student Dashboard, get in touch.
Questions? Email firstname.lastname@example.org