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

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.

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Scan to Me – New Service!

Not sure if you guys have seen it yet but the Libraries and ICT Services have worked together to roll out a new service which enables students to scan documents from the MFDs (printer/photocopiers in the libraries) and have them sent to the University emails accounts.

More details at http://insight-dev.glos.ac.uk/departments/lis/news/Pages/Scantome.aspx.

Cheers
Darren, your friendly Faculty Librarian.

Any questions get in touch…. Smile

Gloucestershire Lifestyles need a web site redesign

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The current site is http://www.gloslifestyles.co.uk/   They require a CMS so they can easily edit the content, and easy to navigate website for people with disabilities to use.  Wordpress might be the ideal platform for this with a custom theme using “doors” as the navigation theme for the site whereby users can click or the doors and be redirected to the relevant page. In terms of Aesthetics they would like to use blues similar to how it is currently and clear writing to make it easy for people to use ie: accessibility and SEO are important.

They can afford to pay: £150 Contact Simon (si-carr@hotmail.com)

Job: Calling all students! Get paid £8.36/hr for representing the University!

Student Ambassador

The University Outreach and Widening Participation Team are currently hiring Student Ambassadors for 2014/15.

If you love studying at university and want to share your experience with prospective students then apply now to work as a Student Ambassador.

Ambassadors work with a wide range of young people; those directly considering a move to university and those who might not have considered higher education an option. Ambassadors might also work with the parents and teachers of those young people, and will certainly work closely with University staff.

The scheme provides flexible working opportunities, which include: Open Days, HE fairs & school visits.

As an Ambassador you’ll receive full training, manage your own shifts and receive £8.36 per hour.

TO APPLY: visit www.glos.ac.uk/outreach, call 01242 714833 or email ambassadorwork@glos.ac.uk

Closing date for applications: 5th February 2014
Interviews: 20th February – 28th February
Compulsory training day for successful applicants: 22nd March 2014

You must be a student in the 2014/15 Academic year to be eligible for this position. More information for students.

Job: Placement opportunity at Superdry

Superdry

Jo Evans, Degreeplus Manager and Lucie Perez, Placements Coordinator, visited Superdry recently and they are piloting their new summer placement scheme which they want us to promote. They are putting it out to other Universities but really want to work with UoG as their local university.

As it’s a paid summer placement it is suitable for all year groups including postgraduate students.

Placements are in: Finance, Marketing, IT & HR

For more details – check the following flyer:

Superdry Flyer

Research for designing a skiing app

Level 5 Multimedia and Games Design students undertook research for a Ski App they are developing as part of their studies. To help understand what skiing is all about they had a Ski lesson on the dry slope in Gloucester. Grasping the pain that skiers go through every time they put their ski boots on was an important part of the day.

Great weather for our research trip to establish the ergonomic issues with mobile devices and skiing!

After we’d taken off those agonising ski-boots we all looked quite cheerful, even poor Chris with the ice-pack after a contretemps with the ski-tow! Nina remembered that she goes skiing regularly – every 20 years!

The tutors, Nina, Paul & Lewis, joined in by taking part in the activity as well! The best Ski App’s will be displayed at COMX14 on 1st May 2014. See http://comx.glos.ac.uk for more details.

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Games and multimedia students with Dr Nina Reeves, Course Leader for Multimedia Web Design

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Lewis Payne, Games Tutor, has an unconventional way to ride a ski lift!

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Getting ready to ascend the mountain

Talk: Microsoft’s Security Development Lifecycle

Microsoft Research

Tim Burrell from Microsoft Research in Cheltenham is giving a talk on Microsoft’s Security Development Lifecycle and supporting tools. It is mainly aimed at MSc Computing students but anyone with an interest in security and how to develop secure code is very welcome.

The talk will be on Wednesday 29th January in LC207 at 7.30pm.

Job: Offgrid Energy

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Software Development / KEEN Affiliate Fixed term 12 months

Salary Circa £24,000 per annum

An enthusiastic, innovative and self-motivated person is required for a Knowledge Transfer project between Off-Grid Energy Ltd and Coventry University

For more information, please refer to the following documents: Role Information and Job Description

Competition: 7 Layer Solutions UI Design – £250 vouchers to be won!

7 Layer Solutions

View more details about the competition here!

What is the prize?

£250 vouchers

Who is this competition open to?

Open to all undergraduate students. All fields; art design, computer science, business.

Contact details for further information

Dr Ambikesh Jayal: Email: ajayal@glos.ac.uk
Dr Antin Leszczyszyn Email: Antin.Leszczyszyn@7layer.net

Submission Process and deadline:

Email your work in a zip file to following people.

Dr Ambikesh Jayal: Email: ajayal@glos.ac.uk
Dr Antin Leszczyszyn Email: Antin.Leszczyszyn@7layer.net

Submission Deadline: Monday 6th April 2014

Competition

7 Layer requires a GUI (graphical user interface) for a new exciting system. The system monitors the quality of a car at every milestone in it lifecycle:

  • Car has been produced at a factory
  • Shipped to car sales court
  • Sold to a member of the public
  • Service and MOT checks
  • Scrapping

It will need a startup page for the factory manager to log in.

UNIversal Sport

This week UNIversal Sport has been out and about on the University of Gloucestershire’s Campuses to promote its free week of sport and physical activity that it has been delivering all week (20th-26th Jan) and we have had some great responses to our programme.

Check out: Online: www.glos.ac.uk/universalsport

Facebook: UNIversal Sport

Twitter: @UNIversalSport_

Youtube: http://youtu.be/vEg-T-4_ggk

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Job: Codemasters recruiting for lots of positions!

Codemasters

Codemasters are currently recruiting for a range of jobs! Check out all the job titles here!

Calling all VW fans and CT6010 students

Dirty Weekender Adventure Vans are sponsoring COMX this year and are visiting Park Campus Reception on Friday 17th Jan at lunchtime – 12.30-2.30 to help students with an assignment to create an interactive customisable Volkswagen Camper Experience in 3D. There will be 3 vans on show – a sleek white T5 conversion with black interior, the Fish van with original artwork vinyl wraps and Stealth Dave, the van that disappears on a field!

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http://www.dirty-weekender.com/