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Lighthouse Visits University of the West of England to Discuss eDiscovery and Digital Forensics

On Wednesday, November 22, 2017, Lighthouse London employees and UWE alum, Amren Gill and Kevin Burridge, visited the University of the West of England, Bristol (UWE) to give a presentation to the second and third year Forensic Computing and Security students. Amren and Kevin discussed the differences and similarities between ediscovery and digital forensics with students, as well as overviewed the work that Lighthouse does and where a career in ediscovery might take them.

“Having studied on the same course as these students, I knew that there would be a benefit to explaining the different path that a career in ediscovery may take them,” explained Kevin Burridge, hosted solutions analyst at Lighthouse eDiscovery. “I also had the added benefit of coming from an internship in the eDiscovery team of a Big Four accountancy firm, so I was in a unique position to provide examples on what the students could expect in an ediscovery career.”

With the London team expanding, Kevin and Amren wanted to reach out to their former University to educate eager students looking into an alternative career path after graduation.

“Coming from a forensics background, it seemed like a good idea to share with the students how natural the transition is into ediscovery,” said Amren Gill, processing and productions specialist at Lighthouse eDiscovery. “I really enjoyed sharing the Lighthouse culture with them, and giving them insight into what they could expect working at Lighthouse.”

The presentation covered ediscovery in depth and the solutions and services that Lighthouse offers to clients. In addition, Amren and Kevin explained many of the technologies involved in the industry such as Relativity, Nuix, and even Lighthouse’s proprietary SmartSeries technology.

The Lighthouse team treated students to lunch and ended the visit with an interactive quiz, where students were put through the paces in the form of a general knowledge quiz focusing on forensics and ediscovery.

Overall, feedback from the staff and students at the University was positive, with an invitation to come back again soon.