The award recognises outstanding undergraduate and postgraduate IT students in the UK, and criteria include academic excellence, overcoming adversity, entrepreneurial skills and contribution to charity or the community.
The WCIT is the 100th Livery Company of the City of London; it advises charities on IT issues, provides mentoring for IT professionals and supports schools. The WCIT prizes encourage students to pursue careers in IT and aim to foster an entrepreneurial and charitable ethos.
To receive his award, Marius attended the 99th business meeting of the WCIT in the splendid Armourers' Hall in London, together with his tutor at St John's, Dr Stefan Kiefer. Marius and four students from other universities were presented with their award certificates and cheques by the City of London Alderman, Mr Vincent Keaveny, and the Master Educator, Mrs Susan Fey OBE.
The lunch also provided networking opportunities with high-ranking IT professionals from all around the UK.