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Information Technology

Information Technology

Businesses, organisations and individuals across a spectrum of sectors and fields rely on complex computer systems to carry out their day-to-day needs and tasks. As these demands become more ambitious, there is a growing need for individuals to interpret these systems, understanding what a business needs and translating these into applicable systems. With a qualification in information systems, you’ll gain an in-depth knowledge of how to build such large-scale information systems to prepare you for a career where you can transition across multiple areas.

Digging deeper into subject interests can help you in a number of ways:

  • Confirm whether this is (or isn't) something you would be interested in enough to want to study it at university either as the focus of your degree or a minor/elective

  • Give you some inspiration to use when creating your questions and topics for IA's (coursework) and your Extended Essay

  • Provide you with content for your university application writing in the future, enabling you to reflect on the things you've been doing to explore your interests in a way that is academically relevant to the course or institution you are applying for.

Useful Resources

Oxford University Research Blog
Blog
The University of Oxford's Blog on their current research. It includes articles on a huge range of topics but particularly relevant to the current global challenges.
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University of Nottingham e-resources
Blog | Video | Recorded Lecture
The University of Nottingham have a number of resources for students to explore degrees you could study at university. The resources include videos, taster lectures and blogs. Use the menu to select the areas you are interested in to see what they have to offer.
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Bloomberg Businessweek
E-Magazine
One of the leading Business and Finance online magazines in the USA with a global reputation.
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Business Insider
E-Magazine
A well respected resource for Business news stories. The UK version will come up from this link. You can select other geographical areas at the very bottom of the page. Using the menu, you can narrow down to specific areas within Business.
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STEM Guide
E-Magazine
A guide to careers in STEM subjects.
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Harvard Business Review
E-Magazine | Podcast | Video | Blog
The well respected Harvard Business Review has a blog, online magazine, podcasts, videos and a search by topics to find the thoughts of industry leaders on current issues within the business world.
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Summer Schools in Europe
Events
The most complete directory of summer courses in Europe. It includes courses for high school, undergraduate and graduate students, so ensure you read the descriptions to find options right for you.
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Michigan Journal of Business
Journal
The MJB is an undergraduate run academic business journal at the Stephen M.Ross School of Business at the University of Michigan Ann Arbor. The catalogue of previous issues is available for free online.
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The Institution of Engineering and Technology Journals
Journal
Find open access journals from the IET focused on engineering with technology and innovation in mind.
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Coursera
Online Course
Coursera is an online platform for distance learning. They have a range of free courses delivered by universities. Search in this section to find courses of interest to you, often these are courses you can follow at your own pace.
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EdX
Online Course
The X Series courses on the EdX platform are free online courses delivered by universities and aimed at helping you explore areas of interest.
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FutureLearn
Online Course
FutureLearn is a free online platform where universities from around the globe host FREE online courses you can undertake in your areas of interest. Browse courses by categories or use the search bar to find courses relevant to your interests
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Bloomberg
Podcast
Bloomberg have a range of podcasts on a variety of topics from coverage of the stock markets to the pay gap and the reason for mistrust in vaccines. On most the latest episode is free to listen to, but there is also a subscription option.
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Computer Science
Podcast
This series is host to episodes created by the Department of Computer Science, University of Oxford, one of the longest-established Computer Science departments in the country. The series reflects this department's world-class research and teaching by providing talks that encompass topics such as computational biology, quantum computing, computational linguistics, information systems, software verification, and software engineering.
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PWC: The A - Z of tech podcast series
Podcast
Welcome to the A to Z of Tech podcast series. A is for Artificial Intelligence, B is for Blockchain, C is for Cyber Security. Follow our journey through an alphabet of technology trends with PwC's technologists and special guests.
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Oxford Martin School: Public Lectures and Seminars
Podcast | Recorded Lecture
Public Lectures and Seminars from the Oxford Martin School, University of Oxford. The Oxford Martin School brings together the best minds from different fields to tackle the most pressing issues of the 21st century.
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Springboard
Video
These videos bring you cutting-edge research from Oxford's graduate students on a wide range of topics - from climate change and colonialism, to microbiomes and mathematical logic. Each video offers an introduction to a new topic, plus lots of activities and further resources to explore. When you click on a topic, you will be asked a few questions and then you will be able to play the video you've chosen.
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University of Swansea Webinars
Webinar | Video
This is a collection of recordings from the University of Swansea's subject taster webinar series which they run at various times throughout the year. Browse through to find topics relevant to your interests.
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Springpod Virtual Work Experience
Work Experience
Virtual work experience Opportunities across a range of companies and sectors. Most of them are free.
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