Dulwich resident and DLD College London student, Tia Nasir is celebrating global success following a charitable challenge in association with renowned organisation, Deutsche Bank.

Tia (16), competed against 800 Deutsche Bank employees from all over the world in a ‘24-hour global hackathon’. Working around the clock, competitors designed a ground-breaking app for Cure Leukaemia to aid the lives of patients.

The determined student from the Westminster Bridge-based college was a team member of ‘She Hacks’, the only full female team in the competition. Comprising of eight members the group competed against eight other teams in the UK, and further sides from India, Germany, Romania, Hong Kong, US, Russia and Singapore.

After a demanding 24 hours, Tia presented her team’s innovative app design to the UK division where they were announced winners of the regional competition. She then presented the completed project to other groups worldwide on a live feed, which saw Tia and her ambitious team crowned winners of the overall global prize.

Saqib Safdar, Head of eLearning at DLD College London commented: “Tia is an exceptional, dedicated student and we are very proud of her achievement.

“She has been an outstanding Digital Innovator at DLD which has involved various creative projects from developing student digital voice, delivering assemblies on e-safety and digital resources, to designing Principal’s Question Time. Tia is of the first of our students to have sat and passed the Microsoft Technology Associate (Python) exam here at the college.”

DLD College London is housed in highly contemporary, purpose-built premises in the heart of London, on 199 Westminster Bridge Road, overlooking Westminster and the River Thames.

The college offers students the chance to study a wide range and flexible combination of A-Levels, GCSEs, International Foundation courses and BTEC courses.

As part of the Alpha Plus Group, DLD College aims to maintain a ‘gold standard’ of educational quality. Classes are small, enabling students and teachers to focus upon the most effective ways of learning.

To find out more about DLD College London go to www.dldcollege.co.uk