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

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.

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

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

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

Offgrid Energy Logo

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.

Job: Codemasters recruiting for lots of positions!

Codemasters

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

Destinations Survey – Graduates 2013

2013

Gloucestershire graduates of 2013, more than 100 of you have responded to the Destinations survey.  Please complete your questionnaire now:  http://dlhe.hesa.ac.uk?inst=0054 and you could win an iPad. Let us know what you are doing. Don’t forget the University of Gloucestershire Careers Centre is here to help you with job hunting, applications, interviews and more (01242 714795)

Event: EGX Rezzed 2014 Exhibition

The University is looking to fund yet another Games Exhibition opportunity for students. Any one interested in this one? If so, let us know. We’ll be in touch with students in person to find out their views. Feel free to add comments about this one

EGX Rezzed 2014 Exhibition

Attention gamers, tickets are now on sale for EGX Rezzed 2014! Next year’s event will take place between the 28th & 30th March at The NEC, Birmingham.

For those of you who haven’t experienced EGX Rezzed before, it’s an event brought to you by the team behind EGX London, formerly Eurogamer Expo. EGX Rezzed will boast many of the features that visitors to EGX London will recognise, with hundreds of next gen consoles and PCs packed onto our huge show floor. It’s a great opportunity for you, the gamers, to get hands-on with the hottest titles before they hit the shops.

In addition to playable games we’re planning a host of features including the return of the developer sessions which will see famous game designers presenting their latest projects directly to you in our dedicated auditorium. Meanwhile, the Leftfield Collection will showcase the latest and greatest from the world of indie games.

Plus, we’ll have an extensive board games area complete with demonstrators to give you a guiding hand, a Minecraft hunger games tournament stage and stands selling all manner of gaming merchandise including t-shirts, figurines, posters and more.

Tickets are available now and if you book before January you can take advantage of our 20% early bird discount. Day tickets are currently £9.60 while those of you looking to get the most for your money can pick up a three day pass for £21.60. Saturday and Sunday early entry tickets are £12.80, with afternoon tickets coming in at £7.20 each. Group discounts are also available, head over to our website for all the details.

Information on the playable games, the developer sessions and the rest of the EGX Rezzed features will be revealed over the course of the next few months. In the meantime why not head to our website where you’ll be able to check out highlights from 2013.

Follow us on Twitter or like our Facebook page to keep up with all the latest EGX Rezzed developments.

Thanks for reading!

Tom Champion
Features & Community Manager, Gamer Network

Competition: VIOPE Game Development World Championships 2013

Check out this competition running! A fantastic opportunity for Level 6’s  Interactive Games Design students who creating games in their Advanced Group Project module. The majority of the requirements of that module are the same requirements for the competition.

Click the banner below to read the official rules.

Game Development World Championships 2013

Job: Microsoft RARE Studios – Focus Group Member – £7.45/hr

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Want to be part of the latest release from the Studio that gave us BAFTA-winning titles like Kinect Sports?

The company

Rare has been running under their current name for 25 years, and previously as Ultimate their legacy stretches back further still. Established in 1985 to focus on the expanding console market, Rare partnered with Nintendo and sealed a reputation for quality with titles ranging from Donkey Kong Country to GoldenEye.

They continue to target top-tier development at their custom-built rural HQ in Twycross, Leicestershire. The boundless opportunities afforded by Microsoft’s Kinect motion sensor are Their current source of inspiration, with the multi-million selling, double BAFTA-winning duo of Kinect Sports and Kinect Sports: Season Two already under their belts.

The Opportunity

We have been lucky enough to be asked to help find individuals to take part in an exclusive focus group to test the latest game from Microsoft’s Rare studio.

Each person will be asked to be part of this unique group for four days in November, December or January and will to provide honest feedback with the intention of improving the forthcoming release.

The successful candidates

All applicants are welcome! Whether you are a gamer or not, if you’ve never played a game in your life it doesn’t matter, as long as you can be available for all four days you’re welcome to apply. You will need to have good verbal and written communication skills as well as be able to use Microsoft Word and Excel.

For more information or to apply please follow the link below or contact jake@aswift.com