Computing at Brighton

University of Brighton computing blog

A winning placement year

Arun Sharma is currently on placement as a junior software engineer at West Control Solutions, and is one of two recipients of the Lancia Consult Award for Excellence in a Computing Placement Year at our school awards ceremony. We caught up with Arun, a student on our Computer Science (Games) course, to find out more…

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Celebrating success

We celebrated some fantastic successes today with our award-winning computing students. Head of School, John Taylor, introduced the School of Computing Engineering and Mathematics awards ceremony by leading a round of applause and congratulating all our winners. Congratulations to Beck Rush, Digital Media Development BSc(Hons) and Arun Sharma Computer Science (Games) BSc(Hons)who both received the…

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Putting learning into practice on placement

Ganiyu Ibraheem, BSc(Hons) Software Engineering tells us why his placement year was the highlight of his course. I’ve always had an interest in software development; having participated in programming competitions since high school. I decided I wanted to study Software Engineering at Brighton University as it is one of the few universities offering the courses…

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A Project in the Life of a Visual Journalism Trainee

A few months ago, I completed my first big project for the Visual Journalism team at BBC News. I worked alongside another developer to create the ‘Which World Leader are You?’ piece. I was brought into the project as it looked like one which I could learn a lot from it, buddy up with an…

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First week on BBC Placement

A week or so ago, I started my placement year. I got a great position as a Trainee Web Developer on the BBC News Website, based in Broadcasting House, London. I’m shattered to be honest. But already I’m having a great time, learning loads and actually feeling like part of the team. I’ve ended up…

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Computing placement year

Our students George Botros – Business Information Systems BA(Hons), George Vicarey – Computer Science (Games) BSc(Hons), and Jamie Etherington – Computer Science BSc(Hons) talk about why they think it is a great idea to do a placement year.  

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