Computing at Brighton

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Escape room game at European Conference on Games Based Learning, ECGBL 2020

Antonia Stylianou, User Experience Design MSc student was Runner up at the educational student game competition that took place at the 13th European Conference on Games Based Learning (ECGBL 2020) on 24-25 September 2020 https://www.academic-conferences.org/conferences/ecgbl/

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How 3D printing can help repatriate colonial artefacts

Brighton researchers are using 3D imaging to produce physical copies of artefacts, allowing visitors to study exhibits more closely than ever before. 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…

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Improving the lives of autistic people

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…

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A fashion show with a twist

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,…

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Gaining professional skills and broadening horizons

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…

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Final year student Daniella tells us about her final year project for Kia Motors and loving life at Brighton

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.

February Codefest event

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…

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Gay(m) Jam

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…

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Students win Paxton scholarships

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.

Christmas Codefest

Students recently flexed their coding skills at the Christmas Codefest event. Open to all levels, students had to solve programming challenges in teams. The winning team were presented with a Raspberry Pi set and case each. Run by Almas Baimagambetov, the sessions are a great way to improve your computing skills. If you missed this event, look…

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