New – Opening hours with late night access

If you’re a returning student and haven’t seen the new library opening hours already, then this may be a pleasant surprise. All the campus libraries are now opening longer through the term.

You now have full access to the library and book stock from 08:30 in the morning until 12pm at night. Access at weekends have also been extended from 11am until 6pm.

Cheers
Darren, your friendly Faculty Librarian.

Any questions get in touch…. Smile

 

Trainee Project Engineer, KNX Consultants, Gloucestershire

Graduate Vacancy: Trainee Project Engineer
The role of Project Engineer encompasses design of intelligent building control systems using KNX
protocol technology, preparation of documentation to be used by on-site installers and electricians,
preparation of functional software using standard design tools and on-site commissioning activity. This is a trainee position with the ultimate objective of achieving Project Engineer status within two years.  Training will be on-the-job and via industry training and qualifications. The role would require occasional  travel within the UK and possibly into Europe.

An ideal candidate would be:

• Confident
• Articulate
• Analytical
• Thorough and rigorous in attention to detail
• Inspired by matters technical or scientific
• Able to demonstrate strong computer literacy and skills

About the company: KNX Consultants Ltd is an independent and highly focused consultancy with the key objective of working alongside the rapidly growing KNX community to help it grow and ultimately to deliver the highest quality building control solutions based on KNX.

Founded by a pioneer of KNX in the UK, KNX Consultants is the ideal partner for KNX capability
development. KNX Consultants’ activities facilitate for its clients the necessary services to cover every
stage required to deliver complete KNX solutions: from concept to commissioning and for those wishing to enter the business of KNX, KNX Consultants offers training and early stage support for its professional clients, such as systems integrators and electrical installation businesses.Find out more at www.knxconsultants.com

How to apply:
In the first instance, email CV to recruitment@knxconsultants.com  Closing date for applications: 15th August 2014.

Blueberry Consultants (Cheltenham and Birmingham)

Blueberry ConsultantsWe need Assistant Project Managers to help with web-based, mobile and embedded systems development. Our main development platform is MS technologies including ASP.NET and MS SQL Server, but we’ve recently completed projects using JavaScript, Adobe AIR and PhoneGap. Details: http://www.bbconsult.co.uk/AboutUs/Careers/SoftwareDeveloper.aspx

Job: St James’s Place in Cirencester looking for an OnBase Developer

St. James's Place

St James’s Place currently have a vacancy for an OnBase Developer (description attached) for a recent graduate. They are looking for any suitable candidates who would be up for a challenging role. OnBase knowledge is not required as training would be provided. However, they are looking more for scripting knowledge (Java, VB, SQL) and an aptitude to pick things up quickly.

If you are interested, please contact Steve Bradley on either 01285 878779 or mobile 07769 883735 to find out more.

Job: Gordon Associates looking for a Senior Developer and Support Engineer role

Gordon Associates

Gordon Associates are looking to recruit new staff  – for 2 people actually…

  1. Senior developer (.NET and SQL Server)
  2. Support engineer (also .NET/SQL skills, but happy to train people up; also happy to consider new graduates)

If you are interested please drop Rod Gordon a line 01242 529820 or 07768 958125. A job description will then be sent out. Don’t forget to include your CV!

Job: gocompare.com looking for web designer

gocompare.com

We’ve recently been contacted by alumni student Morgan Williams of the University of Gloucestershire, who currently works at gocompare.com.

Gocompare in South Wales are looking to hire a web designer (of which has received very little interest so far). This is an ideal opportunity for students graduating this year!

The job description is attached providing a loose guide of requirements for the role. The ideal candidate would have strong contemporary web design skills and as a bonus the ability to prototype. The successful candidate will work alongside an excellent senior designer who will be able to guide and mentor a graduate.

For more information please contact Morgan Williams.

Job: Nerv looking for summer interns

Nerv

Ex-graduate Jon Munson (Multimedia Web Design) from Nerv are looking to run some summer internships. They are currently looking for some back-end developers to work on client projects, and gain some experience working alongside their team. If there are any students who may be interested, please contact Jon using the information below.

Nerv Jon Munson

UniGlos Games Jam 2014

The event is now over – it was awesome! Congrats to Anthony, Dan, Glynn & Sam for winning first prize. And congrats to everyone who took part: 32 hours of work and 6 hours of celebrations!!gamesjamcert

Games Jam 2014 is underway!

Games Jam 2014

Check out the live feeds for Games Jam 2014 at the University. Tweet with #uogGamesJam

http://ct.glos.ac.uk/live/ (Quicktime)

http://ct.glos.ac.uk/live2/ (Flash Player)

http://ct.glos.ac.uk/livescreens/ (Periodic screen grab of students’ screens)

The live feed also works on mobile devices.

Graduate Job-Hunting Event at Park on Thursday 22nd May

Are you just about to graduate with a degree in Computing/ICT/Business? If so, book right now for the . gradhuntingbutton

We have a number of local employers who will be attending this event to recruit graduates with your skill set. Come along and see what they have to offer and you may walk away with a job! This happened to one of our graduates last year, who was offered a job with Blueberry Systems. This company are returning to the event this year to scout for more local talent…so to make sure of your chance to meet them and other graduate recruiters, book your place at http://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/the-gloucestershire-graduate-job-hunting-event-tickets-10972203155?aff=eorg

What is Blueberry?

Blueberry is an established software development business. Our HQ is in Birmingham, but our Cheltenham office is rapidly expanding and focuses on delivering bespoke software solutions and support for a very wide range of customers from the NHS to SMEs. We develop cloud-based, desktop and mobile systems with most of our software development carried out by our teams based in Eastern Europe, but our UK team manages all customer projects, creates specifications, test and quality assures the software. We are a very flexible and exciting business to work for with real career progression opportunities.

Who are we interested in?

Our interest is in IT or IT & business courses.

 

Job: System Developer at Ruskin Mill Trust

Ruskin Mill Trust

£23,050 – £25,050 per annum, subject to experience

This is a full time role based in the main Corporate Offices in Nailsworth, Gloucestershire, with regular national travel to our other sites.

In this newly created role you will support the Database and Systems Manager in developing and maintaining the use of the School and College’s student, staff and other Databases / Systems.

More details about the position and applying can be found here: http://rmt.org/jobs/?id=552

Event: EGX Rezzed 2014

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Photos from EGX Rezzed 2014 exhibition at the NEC Birmingham.

Who’s says we can’t make Programming interesting?

Senior Lecturer, Ambikesh Jayal has been actively discovering and teaching the uses of Arduino Kits, with his Level 4 students. Ambikesh has launched a “Programming using Arduino Kits” video competition, for which prizes for will be awarded during the COMX Exhibition.

Below are just some of the video submissions entries made by the students regarding their projects:

Arduino Avoidance Robot

Random Function LEDs

BikeLight

For more videos – check out the YouTube Playlist.

Calling all web students – did you know…

… that UX designers are commanding high salaries at the moment?

User Experience

So, all you people taking, or interested in User Interaction / Experience / Interface / Design, you’ll find employers are particularly looking for individuals who can perform (and I quote) the following:

“YOU MUST BE A RUTHLESS DESIGNER ABLE TO POINT OUT A POOR DESIGN AND EXPLAIN HOW YOU CAN MAKE IT BETTER. WE ARE LOOKING FOR A CONFIDENT, NATURAL LEADER”

You could just end up with a salary of up to 70k if this subject is your kind of thing! See the full list of  See UI Designer Jobs.

Want to know what it’s like to go on Placement?

Multimedia Web Design Student, John Evans has come up with a creative take on his experience so far on Placement!

Check it out below:

John Evans - Athena Web Design

New A0 Poster Printer in Park Library

If you haven’t seen it already a new A0 large scale poster printer was purchased and installed in the Park Library reception area in November. If you have any group work to do and would like to produce some good quality posters then why not try the new printer.

It is connected to any of the PCs or Macs in the library reception area. If you would like to use it ask library staff at the service desk for more information.

Cheers
Darren, your friendly Faculty Librarian.

New Library Books Update

Book update
To give you a broad idea on what we’ve purchased since May 2013 the Library has ordered

  • over 140 new print titles not copies,
  • more than 50 eBooks (mainly from Dawsonera),
  • scanned chapters or sections from over 30 textbooks for you to use via your modules on Moodle.

Many of these are new titles to reading lists that your lecturers updated through the Summer.

If you’d like to see a listing of what we’ve ordered then let me know or have a look at our LibraryThing account to get a snapshot of some of these items. Also if you come across any titles that we don’t have in the Library or think would be useful please either email or your module tutors.

Cheers
Darren, your friendly Faculty Librarian.

Any questions get in touch…. Smile