We’ve put together some of the most frequently asked questions from our recent Computing, Engineering and Mathematics online Q&A. Read More
We speak to Dr Panagiotis Fotaris of the School of Computing, Engineering and Maths who uses escape rooms and virtual reality in his teaching.
Dr Fotaris also discusses his alter-ego as a mash-up artist and DJ.
Listen to the podcast by clicking ‘play’ in the link above. Alternatively, most of the interview is transcribed on this page, in the read more section.
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These technologies can further help museums in repatriation efforts, without the need to hold on to artefacts that were taken away from their places of origin. The digital technology is being seen as a way forward as museums look to “decolonise” and repatriate artefacts “obtained” from their countries of origin mostly during the colonial era.
Through Connected Futures we harness innovation to build trust in the digital infrastructures that underpin modern lives and to ensure that they benefit everyone.
A University of Brighton student has won a £1300 grant to develop a project that provides support and guidance for autistic young people.
Software Engineering student Mark Blake received the Unltd ‘Do It Award’, the prize money of which will go towards funding his initiative The Autism League.
The Autism League is a collaboration between writers, filmmakers, photographers, social media talent and activists with the objective of improving the lives of those on the autistic spectrum.
Over the next year, Mark will cooperate with other autistic students to create content which will be hosted on The Autism League website: https://autismleague.com. Read More
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
We spoke to final year Business Information Systems student, Daniella Moore, who reflected on her time at Brighton as she prepared for her final year show.
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.