Computing at Brighton

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Electromagnetic Field 2016 – a festival for teckies!

I was lucky enough to get myself a free ticket to this year’s ElectroMagnetic Fields Camp through a competition I found out about from Codebar Brighton. All I had to do was send them an email about why I felt under-represented in tech and then Yelp Engineering provided 4 of us with free tickets. Yay! ElectroMagnetic Fields…

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Hungarian Adventure

We’ve broken up for summer, so what better time to do some travelling and combine that with skills I’ve gained from my course? I came across this website called workaway where users can trade skills (physical labour, web development etc) in return for food and accommodation. This idea appealed to me quite a lot as…

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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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Computing Open Day, June 2016

Today was the University open day for 2017 prospective students. Over in computing we had a good vibe, lots of happy ambassadors, some great work on display and curious students and parents with lots of questions. Everyone seemed to leave with a smile on their faces and the ambassadors looked like they were having a…

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Join us at our campus open day on Saturday 18 June

Open days are a great way to find out about the local area and the campus where you will be studying. You will also be able to hear more about your chosen subject and talk to our staff and current students. If you are thinking of beginning your studies in 2017, you can find out…

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Do you need some help with job hunting?

Student Services are offering their annual ’Transform Your Life’ two day graduate employability course. ‘Transform Your Life’ 2 day University of Brighton graduate employability course Monday 13 and Tuesday 14 June 2016 This course is particularly suited to any final year students or graduates who may be finding the next stage of their career rather…

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Soapbox science

A scientist from our school left her lab to stand on a soapbox to explain nuclear physics to members of the public and to help eliminate gender inequality in science. Chantal Nobs, a PhD student at the University of Brighton, was one of 12 women selected to participate in the Soapbox Science London event on London’s…

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NHS Hack Day 2016

Last weekend saw NHS Hack Day London 2016. It was right in the middle of all my coursework deadlines, but there was no way I was missing it. Saturday morning arrived and despite a rubbish night’s sleep I was excited to get going. When I got to King’s College the room was already buzzing. I spotted Simon…

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