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Tech

Ransomware attacks

Early Friday morning the world experienced the year’s latest cyberattack. The ransomware attacks hit banks, hospitals, and companies in 150 countries. Huge organisations were compromised, including FedEx in the US, Renault factories in France and the NHS in the UK. In Germany, train arrival and...

Construction 2020

Construction comprises the creation, planning, design and financing of projects from outset to completion. Generating countless jobs, it requires teamwork, skill and knowledge of materials and techniques; making it one of the outstanding examples of human ingenuity and brilliance. Having managed to stay steady over the course...

Planet Earth II

Planet Earth II is quickly becoming some of the most popular television of the year, and it's easy to see why. 10.6 million viewers tuned in on Sunday night to watch a series that required incredible amounts of skill, knowledge and money - not to...

Target

For South West College, bringing together what is international and what is local is nothing new. For students, facilities such as the IDEA centre and the IMAGE centre have long since been a sign that a rural education setting doesn’t mean a purely rural education....

SNAPCHAT @ SWC

Dozens of social media platforms have come and gone over the years, and there’s no doubt that Snapchat is currently one of the most popular. There’s plenty of reasons: It’s fast and easy to use, but also private; perfect for selfies, but also useful for...

Online Reputation

Wayne Denner attended South West College last week to talk to students about what he believes everyone needs to be thinking about if they intend to get a job in the future: online reputation. Denner, a speaker, Author and expert on Online Reputation & Wellbeing,...

#InternautDay

25 years ago, Sir Tim Berners-Lee opened the World Wide Web to all who wished to access it. It seems an incredibly short time ago considering what the internet does for us today, but the date is already referred to as Internaut (a combination of...

Da Vinci Toys

Office warfare is being created in South West College, as David Searle gets ready to launch ‘Da Vinci Toys’, a collection of cardboard toys, including a catapult which shoots foam darts, which David believes can provide a bit of fun and light relief for the...

Bitcoin

Considering it is heralded by some people as the future of money, an innovation that will change the world, and even the greatest creation since the internet, we don’t actually hear that much about bitcoin. It was invented by Satoshi Nakamoto, a pseudonymous creator who...