The University of Brighton has joined Europe-wide research aimed at combatting an estimated billion-pound threat to businesses and governments.
The University’s Centre for Secure, Intelligent and Usable Systems (CSIUS), is one of 16 partners involved in a European Commission-funded effort to improve the detection and analysis of cyber attacks and threats.
Students and staff from Computer Science for Games and Fashion with Business Studies degrees united to create a catwalk show like no other.
The cutting-edge virtual reality experience, entitled Fashion 360 VR, was developed over four months with the objective of providing an immersive new way to experience fashion students’ collections.
Via a VR headset, users could view a digital runway show featuring models displaying the students’ distinctive designs. The technology was available for visitors to use during the Graduate Show at the University’s City campus and was then on display at Graduate Fashion Week in London.
We caught up with final year Computer Science student Eric D’Addio who filled us in on his course, his final year project and life at Brighton.
What made you choose Brighton and this course?
I’ve always loved Brighton, and have always been good with computers and programming. Brighton has a great tech scene too.
How did you feel when you were first accepted to Brighton?
Very excited, I didn’t expect myself to ever really get to university. The course was pretty much as expected, maybe with a little too much maths and written formal logic thrown in (things I’ve always struggled with, despite doing well at programming), but the tuition and extra assistance from certain tutors pulled me through. I didn’t expect it to get so cold here in winter!!
What were the highlights of your course?
Highlights have definitely been plentiful, best bits have been when we’ve been given free rein over something, like Saeed’s second year module of bit-shifting programming, it was great fun to get so low-level. And especially this final year – every project this year we’ve been able to choose our own focus and application, really good to flex the creativity unshackled.Read More →
Laura Neale and Matthew Weller, both developers with Brandwatch, took time out to come along to act as mentors at our recent Codefest event. We caught up with them, along with Computer Science BSc(Hons) student Lewis Allen, to hear more about how events like these can really help prepare you for work.
Our next Codefest event is on May 17th, 1.30pm-5pm.
Entrepreneurs, business people and artists are backing a £1.3m project to boost business growth in the Sussex-to-London region.
They packed the project’s launch at the University of Brighton’s School of Media in Edward Street, Brighton, and heard how the scheme will combine the skills, assets and resources of creatives, technologists and data scientists to generate new business growth in the Coast to Capital region.
Talent Talks is a series of regular careers-focused events from Wired Sussex which culminate in a large, annual three-day festival in June called Talent Fest, designed to give job seekers a platform to meet and connect with some of the best digital, media and technology companies in Sussex, as well as get top careers advice from those working in the digital sector.
Here’s what Wired Sussex have to say about this up-coming event:
For this Talent Talks event, Wired Sussex and a range of guest speakers will be sharing practical advice, tips and strategies to finding work in the digital, media and tech sector.
We’ll discuss the broad range of careers available, offer practical advice on how to find new work opportunities, stand out from the crowd and connect with the right people. Read More →
We had a great turnout at this month’s Codefest which took place on Friday, with students from a range of computing and engineering subject areas taking part.
Students were set tasks, either ten challenges for “advanced” or five challenges for “beginners”, that had to completed within two hours. They had to reverse engineer the question based on test cases for each challenge – focused on logic, maths and programming skills, to provide the solutions.
University of Brighton partnered with local AAA developers to host Brighton’s first GAY(M) JAM, a collaborative competition celebrating inclusion and diversity within gaming.
GAY(M) JAM was a non-profit, social, and competitive event organised by the Game Jam and LGBTQ+ Societies on 23-25 February 2019. Teams of 40 of our students from eight different courses worked together for 48 hours to make a game from scratch that focused on LGBTQ+ inclusivity and included authentic and impactful LGBTQ+ characters or story lines.
This themed event was a big success and allowed participants to get first-hand experience on how to make a game from scratch, build their portfolio, improve their teamwork and communication skills, be creative, network, win prizes, and, most importantly, have fun!
Two Brighton students have won prestigious scholarships at global technology company Paxton.
Computing students Annabel Spain and George Livas will undertake a three-month paid work placement in which they will take part in technology research that will form the final-year project of their degree course.
The students will also receive £10,000 towards their university fees.