Elise Davies, Digital Media BSc(Hons) tells us about her final year project (and her course).
“I chose Brighton because not many universities offered digital media and I liked the variety of the course. I was going to choose graphic design but I wanted the knowledge of coding which this course given me. The city of Brighton was also a big factor, there is always something going on and it’s a lovely city to live in.
I have enjoyed the variety of the modules, they all draw on different parts of digital media the assignments are all different. I have enjoyed learning new things and meeting new people. The range of software and the variety of things I have learnt is definitely something I would recommend. The module choice is quite flexible, many of the people on my course are have taken the course in a different path to me and this can be seen in their final year projects.
My final year project is a smartphone application called A)(ON which is designed to assist the daily life of people living with dementia. It allows users to live independently in their home; this will reduce the amount of people entering care homes who have an early diagnosis of dementia.
A)(ON is designed for people living with dementia and their carers. The application will organise the patient’s day to increase their wellbeing. The patient can complete activities throughout the day to encourage independence. This would give peace of mind to their family members and reduce carer reliance.
I feel like I have gained skills in many different areas and this will hopefully make more employable and gives me more career options.”
Computer Science (Games) BSc(Hons) student John Evans tells us a bit about his course and demos his final year project robot at the Computing Degree Show.
“I chose this course as it is a general computer science course which could give me more options compared to focusing purely on games. The artificial intelligence modules and web-based games module were the most exciting for me personally, as I got to explore interesting concepts with technologies I enjoyed using.
Sam Buxton, Business Information Systems BA(Hons), talks about his work experience at RSM UK and migrating into the Microsoft Cloud.
I did my placement at RSM UK where I worked as an IT Trainee for 16 months. The role encompassed everything from IT Support tasks, all the way up to designing and deploying solutions to meet the business needs. I managed the third line support desk while simultaneously working on agile project tasks, such as the migration of employees into the Microsoft Cloud. I also had the opportunity to help colleagues fit out new offices with the base networking infrastructure.
Nafis Jared Rubio Borrego, Computer Science BSc(Hons), took time out from presenting his work at the computing degree show to tell us a bit more about his project and placement experience.
“I love the diversity of the City and the University of Brighton is a nice place to study – it’s flexible, creative and exciting.
One of the highlights of the course was doing a placement year with a medical company, Eschmann Holdings, as Junior Software Developer. During my placement I implemented a continuous integration service using only open source software. I also developed an API (application programming interface) that connects to a US database and synchronises requirements for projects with the UK database. In addition, the augmented reality application for the training of the NHS staff I worked on was also the basis for my dissertation.
Zahra Rahman, Digital Media BSc(Hons), tells us about her travel safety app project.
“My final year project is based on the evaluation and re-design of a mobile app called FCO Alerts that was available via Google Play. The app allows the traveller/consumer to select countries they would like to receive safety updates for.
It might be cold outside but don’t let that stop you visiting us this winter!
If you’re considering starting an undergraduate course here in 2018, why not sign up to one of our campus tours taking place during December and January and find out more about what it’s like study at Brighton?
The tours will give you the chance to explore the campus where your course of interest is based, view our facilities and talk to our staff and students.
Lecturers Jamie Kaminski and Karina Rodriguez give you the chance to explore the unique ‘Sussex Loops’ which were used as body ornamentation 3,200 years in the Bronze Age, at the British Science Festival on 7 September. You will gain insight on the use of scientific approaches and digital technologies used to experience the way of life of our Sussex ancestors.
Get to know us better and visit us at a Clearing information day.
You’ll meet academics from your subject, take a tour of your campus and facilities and get advice about student finance, university life and accommodation.
Find out more about Clearing information days.
Rupert Agnew, studying Computer Science BSc(Hons), has designed ‘Home Automation using Raspberry Pi’, which, among a multitude of uses, will feed your cat when you are away from home.
This final year project has won Rupert a prize from the international IT services company FDM Group.
The system uses the Internet of Things to link hardware and software devices in people’s homes.
He said: “Nowadays almost everybody has a smart phone and almost everybody has a WiFi connection in their home – but how many can control home devices securely from their phone? My project takes advantage of the low cost Pi but shields people from the complexity of programming and piecing it together.
“All peripherals connected to the Pi can be remotely controlled from a mobile, tablet or desktop computer from anywhere in the world. After logging onto the website using their credentials, the user is presented with a dashboard which allows them to interact with their home appliances – door locks, view a webcam stream, control lights, control AC mains plug.
“You can automate your kettle to turn on as you open the front door after a long day at work. When you hear the doorbell, you can view who is at your door, and let them in, all from your phone/tablet. When the temperature drops or reaches a certain temperature, you can control the boiler to meet your needs – you could even open or close a door to let a pet in or out of the house and automatically feed your pet based on a time schedule when you are away from the home.”