Weston College students wowed by Google's HQ

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By YouPR | Friday, December 20, 2013, 10:35

A GROUP of Weston College degree students enjoyed a glimpse into the future when they visited Google's hi-tech headquarters in London.

The five BSc Applied Computing students visited the media giant's multi-coloured offices after a connection was made to the company by student Thomas Osborne.

Thomas, 20, from Weston, arranged for his classmates to have an introductory talk about the company and its work, followed by a tour of the building.

The group saw how Google's working environment differed from conventional office spaces in that it had very few formal areas and lots of communal rooms, themed spaces, secluded 'pods', kitchen and dining areas and even games rooms.

"They don't really believe in having your own desk," Thomas said, "and you're encouraged to work more creatively.

"It was a lot more futuristic than we imagined, and it must be a great place to work. They're planning a new HQ by King's Cross which will have a swimming pool, cycle track and football pitch. I think we all came away feeling we'd like to work there!"

Student Daniel Fay, 20, was also on the trip. He said: "It seemed to be a very encouraging working environment, one that you could really explore your creativity in. Visiting Google was a great experience and we'd love to do it again."

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