Blueberry Consultants (Cheltenham and Birmingham)

Blueberry ConsultantsWe need Assistant Project Managers to help with web-based, mobile and embedded systems development. Our main development platform is MS technologies including ASP.NET and MS SQL Server, but we’ve recently completed projects using JavaScript, Adobe AIR and PhoneGap. Details: http://www.bbconsult.co.uk/AboutUs/Careers/SoftwareDeveloper.aspx

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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.

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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

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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.

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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.

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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!

croatia

http://www.dirty-weekender.com/

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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

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National Poetry Day Thursday 3rd October

“Jaunty” by Martina Evans

Jaunty

as interpreted by Mike Brooks, Nina Reeves and Robin Livesey using Adobe Flash

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Need some app. development guidance?

Apps. are the big thing right now, wouldn’t you say? But how do you actually design them?

Those taking on any modules related to App Development – you may be interested in the following resources to guide your users in the right direction (as well as your technical abilities!).

Check out these infamous guides to help you along the way.

One for Android:

Android Devices

 

And one for iOS (PDF version):

iOS Human Interface Guidelines

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

USClogoHome

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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Job: Cyber-Duck Ltd

New job opportunity for 2012 graduates – received from  HR Administrator,  Karolina Pajewska:

I am writing to let you know that we have a great job opportunity that would suit 2012 graduates. We are specifically looking for Interactive and UX Design graduates as the role involves testing website to assure the top quality of our service.

Could you please kindly circulate this job description among your students and alumni? The position is for an immediate start but we would wait for a right candidate. The salary is negotiable but the job is for permanent basis.

Your assistance is highly appreciated. Should you require any additional information, please do not hesitate to contact me directly via jobs@cyber-duck.co.uk.

For more information about the job – see the PDF job description here. Alternatively – get directly in contact with Kaorlina using the details below (click the image to go to their official web site).


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Appsworld 2011

With the release of Apple \’s iOS5, the official announcement of Android 4: Ice cream Sandwich, and Nokia unveiling their first Windows Phone Smartphones, this is a very exciting time in the world of Mobile Development.

On the 29th and 30th November developers and company officials will be attending the AppsWorld 2011 event at Olympia.

It \’s a free-to-attend exhibition, so drop by for the chance to discuss & debate the current industry conditions and the predictions for their future.

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Sustainable street race coming to Cheltenham

Teaser trailer from David Matravers and Oliver Hodge made for MU220 User Interaction Studies.

Sustainable buggy racing

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No more QWERTY keyboard!

Razer Switchblade PC games Take a look at this review of the Razer Switchblade  which has a keyboard that changes depending on the game that you are playing – no more QWERTY!

Thanks to William Janes for this info 🙂

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