Computing at Brighton

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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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Dream big and aim high

Umair Khalil, Third Year (BSc) Hons Computer Science gives us an insight into life as a computing student at Brighton. The reason I chose to study at Brighton is because the curriculum reflects what is being used and practiced in industry. The city of Brighton was another big factor as the community here is diverse…

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Waking up to sunshine

For his final year Computer Science (Games) BSc(Hons) project, Adam Worley invented an alarm called ‘Chrono-lux’ that banishes the wake-up blues and makes mornings more enjoyable by simulating a sunrise using a smart-bulb. Adam says: “My project is to develop a connected Android alarm application with integration with smart devices. For many, the mornings can…

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A warm welcome at our open day

Sunshine, blue skies, our brilliant ambassadors and friendly staff welcomed visitors to our campus open day on Saturday 17 June. Open days are a great way to find out about the local area and campus where you will be studying. You’ll also be able to hear more about your chosen subject and talk to our…

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Moulsecoomb Campus Open Day

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 2018 come along to our…

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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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ElectroMagnetic Fields (EMF) our third and final day

After a suprisingly good sleep I got up and again left the others to get themselves together whilst I started the day VR workshop – I was super excited to get involved in this workshop. Armed with my laptop, Google Cardboard and smartphone I managed to create a very basic world in virtual reality just…

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ElectroMagnetic Fields (EMF) Day 2

The next morning I got up bright and early (after a terrible and freezing night’s sleep) and left the others still getting themselves together to go off to a couple more talks. Radios – A talk by amateur radio operators about how they’re involved in emergencies when the internet fails. Socio-technical evolution – Igor Nikolic looked at…

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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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