Students experience Virtual Reality

[L-R] Business students, Kai Barrett and Nigel Moyo, with Chris Roberts from Conveyor Networks Ltd.

Our Business students got to experience virtual reality when Chris Roberts from Conveyor Networks Ltd paid us a visit.

Chris, Technical Sales Manager at Conveyor Networks Ltd, spoke about the warehouse automation and software solutions they provide for retail and eCommerce businesses. He explained how warehousing companies use virtual reality and automation to simulate their own businesses, allowing them to trial new systems and processes before it is introduced to the business in reality, before allowing students to have a go of the state-of-the-art equipment.

“I enjoyed the interactive session. I found it very informative.”

Nigel Moyo, 16, a Level 3 Business student from Rowland Road, Barnsley, said: “I enjoyed the interactive session. I found it very informative and I have a greater understanding of how businesses use new and upcoming technology.”

Chris Roberts added: “It was a pleasure to visit the College and demonstrate how we use virtual reality and automation to the students. I hope they have a greater understanding of the technology that is available and how it can be used within industry.”

Dale Karim, a tutor within the Business, Warehousing and Logistics department at Barnsley College, went on to say: “It was fantastic to hear from Chris and find out how technology is being used within industry to enable them to develop their working practices.”

“As a College, we’re trying to implement virtual reality into the classroom so our courses are enriched with the technologies that are more readily available to us.”

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About Conveyor Networks:

Daresbury-based Conveyor Networks Ltd is a systems integrator and solutions provider founded in 2009. Working from design and build through to servicing and maintenance, it offers retail and eCommerce businesses of all sizes, best-in-class warehouse software and automation solutions. It engineers imio software, its own modular warehouse management system and can run everything from conveyors and sortation to packing lines, fully automated processes and carrier integration. Visit for more information.

Last updated: 5th December 2018

Originally posted on: 5th December 2018