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

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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.

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Pearson Books – Educational Discount

Pearson Discount

A gift – for all students joining us in the new 2013 academic year!

To help your students get started with the new Academic year, we’d like to tell you how they can save on their Pearson course materials.

With our Discount Scheme, we’ll give your students a minimum 20% off and free delivery on any book they buy from our student shop, plus helpful study tips and lots more.

All you need to do is forward this unique link and discount code onto your students, and they can start getting the most out of our scheme when they buy their textbooks from us.

http://www.pearson-books.com/glos

Discount Code: ZP039B

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Job: Creative Skillset Trainee Finder – Industry opportunities for students and alumni

This message should be highly profited upon for those interested in getting a foot in the industry!

Read on to find out how Creative Skillset can help you:

Creative Skillset Trainee Finder

Creative Skillset would like to let you know about an exciting opportunity for your students and alumni to take part in a scheme which could lead to a first step into their industry of choice.

We would like to make your students and alumni aware of Trainee Finder, our new training placement scheme for the film, TV, animation and games industries. We want them to bring their passion and talent to the industry and to give them the chance of getting excellent practical experience.

We are particularly interested in recruiting students and alumni from Ticked courses, who will be eligible to apply as long as they have had less than 12 months paid industry experience.

Please note that students must have graduated within the last 18 months or be able to provide two industry references.

If your students apply and are successfully accepted onto the scheme they will go onto a database that companies can access and they may receive an offer of a training placement in their chosen industry – a vital first foot in the door. All our placements attract a training allowance to cover the trainee’s cost of living whilst they train – and the training will be coming directly from industry so it couldn’t be more relevant.

This scheme is great news for those courses accredited with the Creative Skillset Tick and a brilliant opportunity for students to get experience of industry as soon as they graduate.  I would be grateful if you could promote this to your students and alumni and look forward to seeing this bright new talent embarking on their careers.

For more details please visit their website – www.creativeskillset.org/traineefinder

If you have any questions, please get in touch with Ruth Brooks – ruthnb@creativeskillset.org – quoting the CT web site, as the location you heard this from.

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Got a 1st or 2(i)? Fancy doing a funded PhD in Queensland, OZ?

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3 year PhD scholarship in Interactive Media (Computer Games, Apps, Social Media and Artworks).

The PhD candidate will conduct research and develop interactive technologies such as computer games, smartphone and tablet applications, social media and artworks, where users can become involved, informed and inspired to change the world.

A great opportunity to work with Engage Research Lab www.engageresearch.org , an industry award winning team at the University of the Sunshine Coast, in Queensland, Australia.

For more information see attached flier or visit  http://www.usc.edu.au/study/scholarships/research-students#media Closing date: 2 August 2013

Prof Christian Jones: cmjones@usc.edu.au

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