Former Canoeists

Over the last 9 years the core of Beautiful Canoe work has been to enable undergraduates and graduates to take their specialist digital knowledge and to apply it to real contracts, providing high-quality work supported by effective management and world-class computing and business academics.

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85

Students

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Years

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26

Projects

In doing so our staff have gained valuable experience that enhances their CV and improves their employability whilst our clients have been able to transform their business activity, contributed to developing the next generation of IT professions and helped with their own recruitment.

2020

Gareth James

Gareth James

Chief Operating Officer

Since Beautiful Canoe:
Head of Partnerships (Academy) at the British Computer Society

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Jack Kirk

Jack Kirk

Beautiful Canoe Project:
Partial Ant Colony Optimisation

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Ehsan Afzal

Ehsan Afzal

Beautiful Canoe Project:
Text Crimes and Forensic Linguistic Databank

Since Beautiful Canoe:
Currently Studying

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2019

David Evans

David Evans

Co-Founder & Chief Experience Officer

Since Beautiful Canoe:
Owner of Compassionate Holdings Ltd.

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Anisah Shahid

Anisah Shahid

Beautiful Canoe Project:
Beautiful Canoe Website and Business Development

Since Beautiful Canoe:
Currently Studying

Callum Bugajski

Callum Bugajski

Beautiful Canoe Project:
Traffic3D

Since Beautiful Canoe:
Freelance Software Development

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LinkedIn

Adam Collins

Adam Collins

Beautiful Canoe Project:
Aston Contractor and Tradesperson Sign-In System

Since Beautiful Canoe:
Placement year at Rebellion Pay

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Johnny Le

Johnny Le

Beautiful Canoe Project:
Text Crimes

Since Beautiful Canoe:
Placement year at Pinewood

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LinkedIn

Asim Mahmood

Asim Mahmood

Beautiful Canoe Project:
Aston Contractor and Tradesperson Sign-In System

Since Beautiful Canoe:
Placement year at Griffiths Waite

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LinkedIn

David Powell

David Powell

Beautiful Canoe Project:
Text Crimes

Since Beautiful Canoe:
Developer at Thatcham Research

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LinkedIn

2018

Abdiyee Idris

Abdiyee Idris

Beautiful Canoe Project:
Cross-Project Security Engineering

Since Beautiful Canoe:
Currently Studying

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LinkedIn

Adil Nazir

Adil Nazir

Beautiful Canoe Project:
Aston Prescription Learning Environment

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LinkedIn

Alex Ulpiani

Alex Ulpiani

Beautiful Canoe Project:
Cross-Project Security Engineering

Arun Bahra

Arun Bahra

Beautiful Canoe Project:
Aston Contractor and Tradesperson Sign-In System

Since Beautiful Canoe:
Software Developer at UNiDAYS

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LinkedIn

Ben Gladstone

Ben Gladstone

Beautiful Canoe Project:
Aston Contractor and Tradesperson Sign-In System

Chloé Alsop

Chloé Alsop

Beautiful Canoe Project:
Think Beyond Data

Since Beautiful Canoe:
Developer at MMT Digital

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LinkedIn

Daniel Sutton

Daniel Sutton

Beautiful Canoe Project:
Text Crimes

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LinkedIn

Gavinder Hayer

Gavinder Hayer

Beautiful Canoe Project:
Beautiful Canoe Website

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LinkedIn

Gerard Alinas

Gerard Alinas

Beautiful Canoe Project:
Aston Contractor and Tradesperson Sign-In System

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LinkedIn

Juozas Beniušis

Juozas Beniušis

Beautiful Canoe Project:
Aston Contractor and Tradesperson Sign-In System

Since Beautiful Canoe:
Software Engineer at Bluetel Solutions Ltd

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LinkedIn

Kamran Ali

Kamran Ali

Beautiful Canoe Project:
Beautiful Canoe Website and Infrastructure

Since Beautiful Canoe:
Developer at MMT Digital

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LinkedIn

Paul Aina

Paul Aina

Beautiful Canoe Project:
Beautiful Canoe Website and Infrastructure

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Rajan Malhi

Rajan Malhi

Beautiful Canoe Project:
Aston Prescription Learning Environment

Since Beautiful Canoe:
Software Developer/Data Analyst at 5R Data

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LinkedIn

Rebecca Coleman

Rebecca Coleman

Beautiful Canoe Project:
Text Crimes

Shibu George

Shibu George

Beautiful Canoe Project:
Text Crimes

Since Beautiful Canoe:
Software Developer at Next Ltd

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LinkedIn

Aaron Tello-Wharton

Aaron Tello-Wharton

Beautiful Canoe Project:
NHS Predictive Modelling System

Since Beautiful Canoe:
Software Developer at Majestic

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Adam Woollen

Adam Woollen

Beautiful Canoe Project:
Aston Contractor and Tradesperson Sign-In System

Since Beautiful Canoe:
Software Developer at Majestic

2017

Adeel Ahmed

Adeel Ahmed

Beautiful Canoe Project:
Activity Model System

Since Beautiful Canoe:
Software Engineer at UKCloud

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LinkedIn

Adil Nazir

Adil Nazir

Beautiful Canoe Project:
Aston Prescription Learning Environment

Since Beautiful Canoe:
Currently Studying

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LinkedIn

Adnaan Hussain

Adnaan Hussain

Beautiful Canoe Project:
Aston Prescription Learning Environment

Since Beautiful Canoe:
Currently Studying

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LinkedIn

Alex Luckett

Alex Luckett

Beautiful Canoe Project:
Senior Developer

Since Beautiful Canoe:
Software Engineer at Capgemini

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LinkedIn

Aman Kauldaur

Aman Kauldaur

Beautiful Canoe Project:
Exceptional Circumstances System

Since Beautiful Canoe:
Developer at Accenture

Amir Makanvand

Amir Makanvand

Beautiful Canoe Project:
System and Server Administration

Since Beautiful Canoe:
Going into Final Year

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LinkedIn

Bruno Simao Zorima

Bruno Simao Zorima

Beautiful Canoe Project:
Activity Model System

Since Beautiful Canoe:
Placement at Next Retail

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LinkedIn

Chloé Alsop

Chloé Alsop

Beautiful Canoe Project:
Beautiful Canoe Website

Since Beautiful Canoe:
Placement Developer at MMT Digital

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LinkedIn

Christopher Ting

Christopher Ting

Beautiful Canoe Project:
Aston Contractor and Tradesperson Sign-In System

Since Beautiful Canoe:
Software Developer at Majestic

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LinkedIn

David Bosun-Arebuwa

David Bosun-Arebuwa

Beautiful Canoe Project:
System and Server Administration

Since Beautiful Canoe:
Application Development Support at Aston University

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LinkedIn

Dimitrios Karakatsanis

Dimitrios Karakatsanis

Beautiful Canoe Project:
Computer Science Industry Club Portal

Since Beautiful Canoe:
Software Developer at Pinewood

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LinkedIn

Jordan Lees

Jordan Lees

Beautiful Canoe Project:
GRACE Student Mental Health Companion

Since Beautiful Canoe:
Currently Studying

Kamran Ali

Kamran Ali

Beautiful Canoe Project:
Beautiful Canoe Website and Marketing

Since Beautiful Canoe:
Developer at MMT Digital

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LinkedIn

Kelsey Chan

Kelsey Chan

Beautiful Canoe Project:
Text Crimes

Since Beautiful Canoe:
Junior Associate at Pracedo

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LinkedIn

Matthew Chambers

Matthew Chambers

Beautiful Canoe Project:
Aston Prescription Learning Environment

Since Beautiful Canoe:
Software Developer at Vanti

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LinkedIn

Mohammed Nazish Saghir

Mohammed Nazish Saghir

Beautiful Canoe Project:
Beautiful Canoe Website

Since Beautiful Canoe:
Currently Studying

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LinkedIn

Moscope Thompson

Moscope Thompson

Beautiful Canoe Project:
Exceptional Circumstances System

Since Beautiful Canoe:
Placement at Pinewood Technologies

Nathaniel Baulch-Jones

Nathaniel Baulch-Jones

Beautiful Canoe Project:
Text Crimes

Since Beautiful Canoe:
Full Stack intern at Secret Escapes

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LinkedIn

Romario Giacholari

Romario Giacholari

Beautiful Canoe Project:
Computer Science Industry Club Portal

Since Beautiful Canoe:
Placement at Pinewood Technologies

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LinkedIn

Sam Bangura

Sam Bangura

Beautiful Canoe Project:
Text Crimes

Since Beautiful Canoe:
Currently Studying

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LinkedIn

Satpal Singh

Satpal Singh

Beautiful Canoe Project:
NHS Predictive Modelling System

Since Beautiful Canoe:
Software Engineer at Accenture

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LinkedIn

Zeshan Wajid

Zeshan Wajid

Beautiful Canoe Project:
Activity Model System

Since Beautiful Canoe:
Going into Final Year

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LinkedIn

2016

Callum Kendrick

Callum Kendrick

Beautiful Canoe Project:
Text Crimes

Since Beautiful Canoe:
Placement Year at Majestic

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LinkedIn

Clare Buckley

Clare Buckley

Beautiful Canoe Project:
Text Crimes

Since Beautiful Canoe:
Placement Year At Griffiths Waite

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LinkedIn

Farooq Ilyas

Farooq Ilyas

Beautiful Canoe Project:
Activity Model System

Since Beautiful Canoe:
Back End Developer At NetSupport Limited

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LinkedIn

Hamzah Khan

Hamzah Khan

Beautiful Canoe Project:
Work-Based Learning System

Since Beautiful Canoe:
Placement year at Majestic

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LinkedIn

Jamie Ingram

Jamie Ingram

Beautiful Canoe Project:
Aston Prescription Learning Environment

Since Beautiful Canoe:
Analyst at Phoebus Software

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LinkedIn

Kiel Pykett

Kiel Pykett

Beautiful Canoe Project:
Work-Based Learning System

Since Beautiful Canoe:
Web Developer at magic42

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LinkedIn

Lewis Blackburn

Lewis Blackburn

Beautiful Canoe Project:
Text Crimes

Since Beautiful Canoe:
Placement Year At Majestic

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LinkedIn

Meena Hoda

Meena Hoda

Beautiful Canoe Project:
Computer Science Industry Club Portal

Since Beautiful Canoe:
System Developer At West Midlands Fire Service

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LinkedIn

Reece Brend

Reece Brend

Beautiful Canoe Project:
Activity Model System

Since Beautiful Canoe:
System Developer At West Midlands Fire Service

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LinkedIn

Peter Lawlor

Peter Lawlor

Beautiful Canoe Project:
Computer Science Industry Club Portal

Since Beautiful Canoe:
Currently Studying

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LinkedIn

Scott Street

Scott Street

Beautiful Canoe Project:
Aston Prescription Learning Environment

Since Beautiful Canoe:
ACSS President

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LinkedIn

Twba Al-Shaghdari

Twba Al-Shaghdari

Beautiful Canoe Project:
Activity Model System

Since Beautiful Canoe:
Currently Studying

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LinkedIn

Ashley Bridgwood

Ashley Bridgwood

Beautiful Canoe Project:
Aston Prescription Learning Environment

Since Beautiful Canoe:
Graduate Software Developer at Mobile Fun

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LinkedIn

Aman Soni

Aman Soni

Beautiful Canoe Project:
Text Crimes

Since Beautiful Canoe:
PhD At Aston University

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LinkedIn

2015

Callum Kendrick

Callum Kendrick

Beautiful Canoe Project:
Text Crimes

Since Beautiful Canoe:
Placement Year at Majestic

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LinkedIn

Aaron Tello-Wharton

Aaron Tello-Wharton

Beautiful Canoe Project:
Programmer

Since Beautiful Canoe:
Software Developer at Majestic

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LinkedIn

Hasan Tariq

Hasan Tariq

Beautiful Canoe Project:
Text Crimes

Since Beautiful Canoe:
Developer at Reapit UK

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LinkedIn

2014

Assa Singh

Assa Singh

Beautiful Canoe Project:
Aston Prescription Learning Environment

Since Beautiful Canoe:
Software Engineer at Accenture

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LinkedIn

Ken Earl

Ken Earl

Beautiful Canoe Project:
Aston Prescription Learning Environment

Since Beautiful Canoe:
Web Developer at Sandersons Group

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LinkedIn

Zara Ahmed

Zara Ahmed

Beautiful Canoe Project:
Aston Navigation

Since Beautiful Canoe:
Masters At University of Birmingham

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LinkedIn

Akeeb Khan

Akeeb Khan

Beautiful Canoe Project:
Feedback System

Since Beautiful Canoe:
Software Engineer for Rolls-Royce

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LinkedIn

Bhalchandra Wadekar

Bhalchandra Wadekar

Beautiful Canoe Project:
Firefly Andriod App

Since Beautiful Canoe:
Developer at BackOffice Associates

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LinkedIn

Leon Jansen Van Rensburg

Leon Jansen Van Rensburg

Beautiful Canoe Project:
Aston University's EAS Module Database System

Since Beautiful Canoe:
Software Design Engineer at NAGRA

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LinkedIn

2011—2013

Edward Hull

Edward Hull

Beautiful Canoe Project:
Library Inventory System; Forensic Analytics app for West Midlands Police

Since Beautiful Canoe:
Software Engineer at Capgemini

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LinkedIn

Tara Ojo

Tara Ojo

Beautiful Canoe Project:
Birmingham and Solihull LEP Pharmacy Prescription Trainer & Languages DVD library

Since Beautiful Canoe:
Front End Developer at Future Learn

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LinkedIn

Leon Jansen Van Rensburg

Leon Jansen Van Rensburg

Beautiful Canoe Project:
Aston University's EAS Module Database System

Since Beautiful Canoe:
Software Design Engineer at NAGRA

Get in touch:
LinkedIn

Our Values and Attitudes

We see Beautiful Canoe and the expertise that we have and can access as contributing to the community that Aston University serves, but we are also there for our staff - when we originally founded Beautiful Canoe we established a set of values to help guide our work and the way we approach our business.

Interested?

Julien Barney

Julien Barney

Chief Executive Officer

If you're interested in working with us, say hello@beautifulcanoe.com and our CEO, Julien Barney will be in touch.