WEBX 2016 Talks

The long awaited WEB2016 talks are now available to view on our YouTube Channel. Click the image below to watch:

WEBX 2016 Playlist

Job: Graduate Advocate Recruitment

UoG Logo

Received an email from  Naomi Mackrill – Outreach and Widening Participation Officer at the University of Gloucestershire. Any graduate from the School of Computing and Technology could consider this opportunity. Very attractive starting salary:

We are currently recruiting for a recent graduate to join our team of Graduate Advocates (you may have seen the advert)

The role is open to any UoG Graduate who finished their course in June 2014 or 15, although we would ideally like a Graduate from the Business School or School of Computing.

The salary is £18,549 and the closing date 17/11/15.

Please could I ask you to send the link onto any Graduate from UoG that may find this role interesting, or may know someone who would.

Using the link above to apply or contact Naomi for more information.

Event: Level 6 Graduate Job-Hunting Events

2015 Graduate Events Information

DegreePlus Student Engagement Officer, Catherine Hamblin just sent this through for Level 6 students:

I just wanted to drop you a quick email to let you know that DegreePlus are currently advertising two graduate-focused events for our final year students to book onto.

The first is a Pop-up Graduate Recruitment Event on Thursday 29th October at Park Campus, 11am – 1pm – click on the link to read more on the DegreePlus Portal.  Employer details will be updated as and when employers confirm their attendance, and there will be a mixture of business areas there.

The second is the National Graduate Recruitment Exhibition 2015 on Friday 6th November in the NEC, Birmingham, 11am – 4pm – follow the link for further details.  We are running a bus from Park Campus to take any student who would like to go, they just need to book their space on the coach as per the booking instructions.  Seats cost £8 to book but this will be reimbursed by the Event organisers.  Details of exhibitors is on the website for students to decide if this will be relevant for them.

Login to the DegreePlus Portal now to book!

MWD Level 4 Induction Activity

Digital Storytelling

Digitals stories come in many forms: books for toddlers with audio sound effects, digital photo albums, mobile phone images/audio recording, stories read onto tape/cd and used for long car journeys, DVDs of films, web-based iPlayer, video-on-demand services, blogs – the list goes on!

Stories may be told using different media – text, graphics, audio, video, animation and in some game situations, as haptic feedback.

Level 4 students were tasked with creating a video-based digital story entitled “I spy with my little eye…” and present it to the class. The results are below!

Job: eTech Junior Developer


eTech are looking for a Junior Software Developer will work alongside experienced developers on the following tasks.

  • Design applications from start to finish; tasks include coding, testing, debugging, documenting and installing applications
  • Design and implement feasible solutions to satisfy user needs
  • Personal participation in professional development and training programs
  • May perform one or more of the following: Plans, designs, develops and tests software systems or applications for software enhancements and new products.
  • Analyses, programs, and modifies software enhancements and/or new products used in local, networked, or Internet-related computer programs.
  • Using current programming languages and technologies, writes code, and performs testing and debugging of applications.
  • Designs web pages, including graphics, animation, and functionality; develops infrastructure and applications related to pages.
  • May make hardware or software purchasing recommendations regarding web development.
  • All other duties as assigned.

Refer to the attached document for further information on the job role. If you are interested, please contact Rebecca Abbott, HR Manager at rebeccaabbott@etech.net or telephone: 0333 123 1414.

Altaire – Graduate Software Engineer


Alumni student Joe Pratt has contacted the University requesting a graduate software engineer to work at Altaire. Check out the job specs below:

Position type: Full-time

Salary: Negotiable

We are growing! Our small team have been producing high-end digital products for some of the UK’s leading brands for the last 15 years. Specialists in conversion, we use the latest technologies to solve our pioneering clients’ problems. You could have the opportunity to join our awesome team and create products that will be used daily by millions of people.

We are seeking a talented Graduate Software Engineer who’ll be happy working in a casual environment. Our ideal candidate will be energetic, passionate about problem solving and dedicated to improving themselves professionally.

What you will be doing:

  • Researching, designing and coding new software
  • Testing software and fault finding
  • Developing existing software by analysing and identifying areas for modification
  • Investigating new technologies
  • Creating technical specifications and test plans, impact analysis
  • Working closely with employees across various areas, such as project managers, graphic artists, systems analysts, and sales and marketing professionals
  • Consulting clients/colleagues concerning the maintenance and performance of software systems and to obtain information, clarify details and implement information to enhance the customers’ experience
  • Machine learning
  • Problem-solving and thinking laterally as part of a team, and individually, to meet the needs of the project
  • Writing operational documentation
  • Maintaining systems by monitoring and correcting software defects
  • Version control experience is also desirable

What we need from you:

  • Examples of your previous work, where possible.
  • Dedication and the passion to reach your full potential.

Location: Eastleigh, next to Southampton Airport.


  • Working for high profile clients
  • Flexible hours
  • Home working
  • 28 days’ holiday
  • Top notch equipment
  • On-site parking

You will be given the opportunity to grow your skills and explore your ideas. We offer all employees the ability to spend a percentage of their time on new projects that benefit the company or our customers and we encourage a culture of sharing knowledge in a fun, creative studio.

If you are interested in this position please contact: Joe Pratt, Product Manager – joe@altaire.com – 07557 659 574

Pinknoise Systems looking for a web / graphics designer


John McCombie has emailed and requested the following:

We are looking for a junior web person with great graphic skills. We are based just off Junction M5 near Stonehouse and specialise in selling Audio equipment for video production and the film TV sector.

The job is loading products on our site, making graphics of products, maybe some low level coding work, some social media activity. Candidates need to be local or have some transport,  have excellent IT, literacy and numeracy skills be reliable and a good team player. Starting salary from 12k to 15k for the right person. Let us know if you can help with any superstars.

Thanks. John McCombie.

If you are interested contact John at 01453 825802.

Graduate Level Design Job

Mag Interactive

Alumni student Dan Bishop is looking to recruit a level designer to work for games design company – Delinquent – recently acquired by MAG Interactive. Here’s what they are after:

We have a job opening for a graduate level designer to be taken on full time. The successful applicant will be working on a game for mobile and is in the “match 3 genre” – Potion Pop!

More information about the company can be found here: http://venturebeat.com/2015/06/30/mag-interactive-acquires-u-k-mobile-game-studio-delinquent/

All we are looking for is someone who is enthusiastic and willing to learn.

If you are interested in this position – please contact david.bishop@maginteractive.com with a CV and a cover letter indicating why you are a suitable applicant.

Event: Evolution of the Cyber Threat and the Impact on Enterprise Security Risk – Wednesday 27th May 2015

Cyber ThreatIET LogoNew reports emerge daily on the latest threat to cyber security; from lone hackers to state-sponsored attack, it appears that no-one is safe in cyberspace. Cyber security has taken a permanent place on the Board-Level agenda. This talk will provide real-world insight into current cyber threats, and examples of how different industries are responding to the challenges.

For more information on this event – visit the official web site: http://www.theiet.org/events/local/218311.cfm


COMX Poster printing reminder


Just a reminder that we have the large AO large scale poster printer available to use in the Park library. The printer is located in the main library reception area near the enquiry desk.  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. The cost is £4.50 per poster.

Just don’t leave it until the last few days to do the printing. Last year some groups left it until the last minute and ran into problems. More support is available during the day than evening so please plan ahead…..

Cheers Darren, your friendly Faculty Librarian. Smile

Want to check if your site is mobile-friendly?

Google Mobile CheckGoogle have released a new tool to help suggest whether you web site is mobile friendly. It also gives recommendations on how to use Google Webmaster Tools

Check it out here: https://www.google.co.uk/webmasters/tools/mobile-friendly/

Student Unity Developer – Opportunity to work in games industry


Small independent game studio, inkFish Design, based in North London area and are working on a number of exciting projects including a next-gen title called EON WAR developed in Unity.

We need a Unity developer to move the project forward and we can offer one of your prospective graduates a vital first step into the video-games industry, introductions to a high-profile games studio (whom we work in partnership with) along with a wealth of games industry experience to help kickstart their career.

If this is of interest to you and your students please can you make the necessary arrangements to put us in touch with one another.

If you are interested in the post – please talk to one of the lecturers or contact Mario Kolovos from inkFish Design.

Destinations of Leavers from Higher Education Survey (DLHE)

Destinations of Leavers from Higher Education

The Destinations of Leavers from Higher Education Survey (DLHE) is now open. If you graduated from your course at the University of Gloucestershire between 1 August and 31 December 2014, please spare 5 minutes of your time to tell us what you are up to http://goo.gl/ZrasoA

Free Forensics Europe Expo event – London Olympia 21-22nd April

Forensics event

The “only dedicated international exhibition and conference promoting cross sharing of forensic knowledge and experiences, taking you on a journey from crime scene to the court room”. Includes a free Forensic Education workshop developed specifically for students on the 22nd April focusing on early career development and employment opportunities.

More information available from http://www.forensicseuropeexpo.com/.

The event is FREE….

Red Bull Internship

Red Bull

Red Bull are looking for dynamic and highly capable Field Sales interns to join their team of Strikers across the UK. Your main focus will be to increase distribution of Red Bull by hitting the streets and by building relationships with key accounts. You will be required to develop tactical strategies that will allow you to win in outlet and get your internship off to a flying start!

We will provide you with the World Class tools and Training you’ll need to make your internship with us a success, your contribution to our team will allow us to reach our goal of becoming the UKs number 1 Energy drink!

In 1987, Red Bull not only launched a completely new product, it created and has led ever since a whole new product category, Energy Drinks. Nowadays Red Bull employs more than 9000 people in over 165 countries, selling over 5 billion cans a year. The World of Red Bull provides the forum for you to use your talent and passion, to develop yourself and make an impact. Find out why we’re different.

Ensuring that Red Bull is available to everyone that loves us is really important to us which is one of the reasons why we are looking for Field Sales Interns. As a Field Sales Intern, you will be based strategically in areas with a high density of Red Bull consumers, which will allow you to get off to a flying start, by targeting our key accounts and maximising the potential of promotions and events.

For more information about the internship – http://jobs.redbull.com/sg/en-GB/london-field-sales-summer-internship-016552


Graduate Digital Designer – Permanent Role at Superdry, Cheltenham

Superdry Careers

Chris Willis from SuperGroup.Plc has a job offer currently advertised:

I am getting in touch as we are currently recruiting for a Graduate Digital Designer to join our successful eCommerce design team.

After having had a look at your course directory, I can see that this role would appeal to students currently taking the following courses…

Visual Communication BA

Graphic Design BA

Multimedia Web Design BSc

Games Web and Apps Design Bsc

More information on this role can be found here…


The job is definitely ideal for students who are about to graduate and are looking to build upon their qualification with a suitable job in a fast paced and dynamic organisation.

I would be most grateful if you could forward this on to the relevant course directors.

Students can apply for the role by sending their CV and a portfolio (or a link if its online) to our Digital Design Manager, Naomi Lesniewska.

Thanks for your time.


Digital Design Assistant

DEVELOP3D Live Event



DEVELOP3D LIVE is an excellent opportunity to get hands on with the very latest desktop, mobile and rack workstations, and see how they can transform your 3D workflows.

Product Design Books at LibraryThing

Product Design Books

Did you know that the library has purchased over 60 different book titles in the last 18 months to support modules within the PD course, and a third of these are eBooks. See our LibraryThing listing for titles purchased for use in your course.

Any other requests and suggestions please email me dbolton@glos.ac.uk.

If you want to borrow any of them or check the eBooks, head over to the University Library Catalogue and search for the books there.

Front-end developer for factorypattern


Andy Thorne (andy@factorypattern.co.uk) of needs a junior front-end developer , super-smart, motivated and hungry to design and develop pixel-perfect sites, ASAP.

  • HTML and CSS
  • Javascript (jQuery)
  • PHP (in particular – WordPress)
  • MySQL
  • Wireframing
  • Adobe Creative suite (Fireworks, Photoshop & Illustrator)

£16K – £18K