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

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


Library opening hours over Christmas and extra books to borrow

Christmas Opening Hours in the Libraries

Extra Library books over Christmas Vacation
We know the assignment  workload is heavy over the Christmas Vacation, so from Monday December 1st you will be able to take an extra 3 books out. If you’re not sure what your current allowance is the following link will help you


Borrowing books over the Christmas Vacation
From Monday 8 December all books will be issued over the Christmas Vacation  (except Next Day and some specific exceptions) and will be due back on Friday 9 January 2015.

Darren, your friendly Faculty Librarian.

Any questions get in touch….

Destinations Survey 2014

#dlheHave you recently completed your course at the University of Gloucestershire?
Please tell us what you are up to in the DLHE Survey –http://dlhe.hesa.ac.uk?inst=0054.

As a token of our appreciation for taking this survey, everyone who completes the survey before 12 January 2015 will be entered into a prize drawing for a chance to win an iPad Mini.

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.

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!