Solihull College & University Centre – Digital Innovators Project Updates

Our students at Solihull College & University Centre are knuckling down with their projects and are making incredible progress. In light of this, we decided to catch up with some of our students and see how they were getting on with our Skills Programme and their employer projects. 

There are currently a broad spectrum of projects underway, from designing and creating an app with Touchwood Solihull to working with augmented reality with Taran 3D.  Let’s hear from some of our students and learn more about their projects…

West Midlands Police Project

Eve and Hannah are both working on a project with West Midlands Police. Their objective is to obtain the youth’s perception of the Police in the Solihull borough. Through their research, Eve and Hannah need to find out the opinions of young people in the area, if any young people in Solihull have ever had dealings with the police and what their experience was like, or what this has taught them. 

In order to reach the audience that the Police want to learn more about, the team have begun developing videos for use on social media platforms. So far, they have created five prototypes created for use on TikTok and Snapchat.

So, what do Hannah and Eve think of the programme so far? 

“Throughout the course I have grown in confidence and had experience I never would of imagined having at my age. I have gained new knowledge and developed new skills over my project work. I’ve been given great advice from the members of Digital Innovators, and I am very thankful for the help they have given me. I feel prepared to take a step into the work industry that I wouldn’t of had without the course.” – Eve.

“I’ve found the Digital Innovators course to be very helpful so far. It has given me more confidence and encouraged me to speak up more.”  – Hannah.

BNP Paribas Personal Finance Project

Jai is working on a project with BNP Paribas Personal Finance to come up with ways to attract new employees and fresh talent into the business. 

Jai and the BNP Paribas Personal Finance Project team are considering the very real dilemma that many businesses are experiencing following the consequences of the pandemic. How can they promote future job vacancies that will require some or most of home working?

At the moment, the team are carefully considering the personal, technical and economic issues that could arise as a result of remote working. 

What do you make of the progamme, Jai?

“Working with Digital Innovators has allowed me to gain new skills while also building up my confidence through presentations and speaking to large groups.” – Jai.

More project updates…

In addition to these projects, our students are working with a range of employers in different sectors. These include…

  • Working with The Member’s Agency to reimagine and restructure the current website, and to evaluate and construct the company’s social media platforms. 
  • Creating a Digital Innovators app, which allows for the storage of individuals portfolio’s and also easy access to Digital Innovators materials. 
  • Collaborating with Birmingham Parks to showcase all of the opportunities that are available and all of the different jobs online within the green sector. They also want to increase engagement with the community. 

And many more!

Like the sound of these projects? Wondering what you could achieve if you had the chance? Click here to find out more about the Digital Innovators Skills Programme, our fully-funded skills programme for those aged 18+ in the West Midlands, which includes an 8-week work project with leading employers.

Are you a business with a challenge which needs addressing? Do you have a project in mind? Get in touch to find out how we can help you with this via

This article was written by Bronia - Communications and Business Development Assistant.

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