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!

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


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….

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.

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


For more videos – check out the YouTube Playlist.

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.


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


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


Getting ready to ascend the mountain

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!



BCS prize goes to Ross Hammond

David Liewe presenting the BCS prize to Ross Hammond at the November Awards Ceremony at Cheltenham Race Course.


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

Event: Comicon London 2013

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Photos from Comicon London 2013 exhibition at ExCeL London Exhibition and Convention Centre.

Event: Do you have a passion for Innovation and Technology?

The IT & Technology Graduate Careers Fair

The IT and Technology Graduate Fair
Canary Wharf, London
2nd October 2013

If you have a passion for innovation and technology and expecting to graduate with a 2:1 or above, a Masters or a PHD then this is definitely the event for you.

Offering internships, placements and careers, this event is for both technical and non-technical roles. There is a seminar programme and exhibitors include HSBC, Cisco, Sky, Virgin Media, EMC, Bank of England, ASOS, Cap Gemini and many more.

Register for fast track entry at www.itgraduatefair.co.uk

Event: MCM – COMIC CON – London – 25th to 27th October


The School of Computing and Technology are looking to organise a field trip event to COMIC CON 2013. The event showcases a Games Expo in particular. However, there’s a range of stalls / merchandisers from around the UK and beyond – a chance to locate hard to find items or get some great discounts. More information about what to expect can be found here (scroll to the bottom for a summary).

Here’s a video showreel of the previous years of COMIC CON (click image to play):

Comic Con Video

The event takes place on the 25th to 27th October 2013 at Excel, Royal Victoria Dock, London, E16 1XL.

The University will be looking to head down for Saturday 26th October 2013 only. Tickets are £16.50 (advanced bookings only!), otherwise £20 on the day! Further details regarding ticket prices should you wish to attend more days are available here.

Transport costs can be subsidised by the University (within reason!).

Paul O’Brien, Zayd Junglee and Lewis Payne have already committed themselves to this event, and based on word of mouth so far – a range of students from all levels have also expressed a keen interest in attending.

If you are interested, please reply to this post with your name and we’ll be in touch with more information closer to the time of the event.