Rising star

Victoria University student Rachel Robertson has won the sixth annual Datacom Systems Scholarship for her achievement in computer science.

Victoria University student Rachel Robertson has won the sixth annual Datacom Systems Scholarship for her achievement in computer science.

She receives $3750 for her high level of academic achievement and contribution to the life of the School of Mathematical and Computing Sciences, including her work there as a tutor, says Datacom. The systems developer selected a small number of promising students and examined their grades, before choosing three to be interviewed.

“I think I was chosen because I really try to aim for high grades, and because I get involved in other areas of the university, like tutoring,” Robertson says.

She is in her fourth year at Victoria, graduating at the end of this year. The scholarship is aimed at second-year students, but she was eligible because she was taking some appropriate-level courses, she says.

Robertson is studying for a conjoint Bachelor of Science and Bachelor of Commerce and Administration majoring in computer science, operations research and information systems. A significant focus of her coursework is in software engineering and database technology, and she will be aiming for work in this area when she finishes her course.

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