Computing at Brighton

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Steven steps up to success!

Steven Salama, who graduates this month with a BSc (Hons) Software Engineering, has won the National Student Employee Step Up to Leadership Award 2016. Steven, who balances his studies with work for Brighton-based software company RDF Group, saw off stiff competition at university, regional and national levels. Commenting on his achievement, Steven said: “I am…

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3D Animation and Modelling

So, the academic year is over and my class and I are on to either placement years or 3rd year come October. For now, it’s that dreaded time where results are coming through and there’s a lot of mixed feelings going around. Personally, I think I did okay – not necessarily as good as I…

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Student Employee of the Year

I work in a small team of students called the Student Learning Technology Ambassadors. We work alongside the Learning Technology Ambassadors supporting staff and students with technical aspects of projects. These range from supporting lecturers using new programs in their classes, such as Nearpod or supporting students using applications for their coursework, such as studentfolio….

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Digital Award – Update!

A little while ago, I blogged about a university competition I had entered, where I submitted a couple of ideas about how we could use technology in the uni to improve the student experience. I submitted two ideas – google maps for uni campuses and personalised timetables. Unfortunately neither of these got voted for in…

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University of Brighton Digital Award

The university is running a competition: Do you have an idea using technology that could improve the experience for students or staff studying/working at the University of Brighton? If so we’d like to hear from you. The best four submissions will win £250 prize money. They will then be offered funding, up to £1000,  to help…

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Final Year Projects

Last week was final year project day, so Sam and myself decided to check it out, see what people had been up to and what their plans were now. Louis Carter – Digital Media Louis’s project was based on augmented reality – he had created a little app where when you hovered a tablet over…

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A student startup success story

I’m always impressed when our students are able to combine their academic work at the University of Brighton with work commitments in the outside world. Usually this involves working for others but some of our students set up their own businesses. Thea and Sam are two such students. They have created a website, Share Style,…

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Digital Media Students’ Final Year Projects – Martin de Saulles

Last Wednesday we held our annual exhibition day in the main computing labs for our students’ final year projects. As usual, some excellent work was presented by our students across all our computing courses. I grabbed a camera and asked a few of our digital media students to talk about their projects.

Final Year Video Project

One of our Digital Media students, Khush Savjani, has created this video as part of her final year project. Our marketing department like it so much they have posted it our main website. Good work, Khush.

Graduate sells to Facebook

A University of Brighton graduate has sold the Silicon Valley company he co-founded to Facebook – just five years after graduating. Will Blandin, who was awarded a first class honours degree in European Computing, co-launched Wit.ai, a California-based company which provides applications for speech recognition for devices including mobile phones and tablets. Wit.ai’s market niche…

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