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Starting your course in 2020?

You’re going to have a brilliant time here and we can’t wait to meet you! To help you feel like you already belong at Brighton our students and staff have created some information so you can get to know your subject better before you join us in the autumn. We’ll also be in touch over…

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Podcast: Catching up with Dr Panagiotis Fotaris

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,…

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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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Getting ahead in the digital sector

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…

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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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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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Connecting with the local dev scene

Rowan Spencer, Computer Science (Games) and Game Jam Society founder member talks to us about studying at Brighton and the local dev scene.

University of Brighton students win GameJam 2018 award

Team Win, made up of students Jasmine Allan, Brandon Asprey, Karol Bolek, Piotr Chyrc and Caleb Smith – all of whom study Digital Games Development – won the Accessibility Award at the UKie (UK Interactive Entertainment) Student GameJam 2018.  

Fast work at the UKie GameJam

Our Computer Science for Games BSc(Hons) and Digital Games Development(Hons) students pitched their skills against teams from across the UK in a marathon 30-hour student game jam this week. Based on the theme ‘change’ five teams of first and second year students from Computer Science for Games and Digital Games Development took part in the…

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