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Students urged to make themselves more employable!

“Computing experts at the University of Gloucestershire have been given advice to get a headstart in the jobs hunt.”

Read the official article below:

Newspaper cutting Online

Job: Salter's Hill – Web design job opportunity

Salter’s Hill (near Ledbury)  charity member Peter Scott visited the University of Gloucestershire recently.

He is looking for an individual to work with Salter’s Hill on a 13-week paid web design opportunity. A full job description can be found by clicking their logo below:

Salters’s Hill Job Description

For more information, please point questions to Gill Sackett, the senior manager, at  gill.sackett@saltershill.org.uk

COMX12 Review and Gallery

The Tutor team do hope that, if you were able to attend, you enjoyed the event last Saturday.

Congratulations to our award winners!  You might be interested to know that there were a total of 106 registered attendees including representatives of 23 employers.

Together with the students, there were over 200 people who enjoyed the day, which is our highest total so far in the 9 years that we have been holding the event. In addition to the exciting software applications, the stands were of a very high standard and there were lots of competitions to enter.

You will find access to the  COMX12 gallery at the top right of MMEDIA until next year’s event.

To review any of the projects – visit the COMX web site

 

A big thank you to our sponsors:

IET, BCS, Aspire Psychologists, Horizon Mobility, CLK Media and the University for the provision of the facilities and the technical support.

We \’d also like the express our thanks to the Vice Chancellor for opening the event and to Professor Sabine Baumann (pictured), JADE  Fachhochschule for stepping in the present the awards at the ˜Oscars \’. We really look forward to continued working together under the ERASMUS student exchange banner.

If you attended, please could you add a short  comment to this post and give us a tiny bit of feedback below so that we can improve the event for next year?

The best day to hold the event is:

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The best bit about COMX12 for me was?

One thing I think that should be changed?

Park Campus Library 24 hour access trial

A very important message for all students from Faculty Librarian – Darren Bolton

In response to student requests for  24-hour access to computers, we are now running a 2-week trial at the Park Library in LC040.

From Monday 16th April until Friday 1st June the libraries will be running a trial service in which you will have access to the Out-of-Hours computer room from 6.00am on Mondays through until 1.00am on Sundays.

Students and staff from all campuses will be able to use the service using swipecard access to LC040 with their ID Card.

Job: Student Media project – £250 available for animation movie

Lex Beckett (UoG Project Manager for Student Media Projects)  would like to work with a student who loves Flash animation and could implement (and creatively tweak) a storyboard for a Youtube video for Cheltenham Liberal Democrats. The audio is already recorded so it is the visuals that are needed. Please email lex.beckett@googlemail.com ASAP

Job: 16interactive

Ideal job for Multimedia Web Design students! Show off your artistic web development skills with this job:

To apply for this position, please email your CV , covering letter and portfolio of work to careers@16i.co.uk

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).


UoG School of Computing rankings

“Computer sciences – ranked 42nd out of 107 overall (up 38 places from last year)”

  • Overall, ranked 4th of post-92 institutions & 1st of competitors (see competitors below).
  • Ranked 5th of post-92 institutions & 2nd of competitors for teaching excellence, higher than Sheffield, Liverpool, Imperial College London, Birmingham, Warwick, Nottingham, Manchester, Leeds, Queen’s Belfast, King’s College London and Edinburgh.
  • Ranked 9th of post-92 institutions & 2nd of competitors for graduate jobs, higher than Liverpool and Cardiff.
  • Ranked 11th of post-92 institutions & 5th of competitors for unemployment, higher than Bristol and Cardiff.
  • Ranked 9th of post-92 institutions & 3rd of competitors for dropout rate, higher than Leeds, Liverpool, Edinburgh, Manchester, Glasgow and Queen’s Belfast.

Competitor institutions, as defined using UCAS UoG applicants who also applied to another UK institution are: Bath Spa, Bournemouth, Brighton, Nottingham Trent, Oxford Brookes, Plymouth, Portsmouth, UWE, UWIC & Worcester.

Job: Inspiring Interns

Team Rubber are searching for some inspirational, intelligent, interactive, intriguing andinternet savvy interns. You will be a recent graduate, ideally with previous work-experience, who is looking for an exciting opportunity to work in one of Bristol’s topcreative companies.

Click here to read more

Job: Cyber-Duck!

Well we have another job at hand!

 

Cyber-Duck is a leading digital agency based in Hertfordshire (very close to North West London) working with clients of all sizes, with current clients including the European Union, Arsenal FC, Optima and Rosslyn Analytics. Our work has been featured in NMA, The Daily Telegraph and on the BBC website.   One of our recent projects was the creation of DuckPad, a unique interactive brochure for the iPad, which featured at the C21Media iPad Summit featuring Stephen Fry and was widely mentioned in the mobile press.

Find out more here.

COMX11 Exhibition Over

The COMX11 Exhibition is now over! Congratulations to all the prize winners. Check the awards page on the COMX11 web site to see who won which prize!

The exhibition saw one of the best turn outs of all COMXs, with  over 150 visitors through the doors including representatives of 25 businesses.  This added great opportunity for all students to show off their skills and who were ready for employment.

Well done to everyone who participated and the very best of luck to all those who are graduating this year!

Check out the COMX11 gallery below to see the day’s progress!

Designing iPhone apps

Great examples of storyboarding the sequence of screens within the app and also its linkage with external web content – by Patrick Rushton MU Graduate 2000 – lot of other very relevant material on his blog –   includes a history of his work way back to when he was doing assignments for MU modules!

Here’s a brainstorm for an iPhone app concept to do with Heineken. Click the image below to see a more in-depth PDF of the brainstorm!

COMX11 Exhibition

There’s not long left until the COMX11 Exhibition as the timer on the right indicates!


Please note how the date has now changed from 24th May 2011 to 11th May 2011


Just to let people know who are not familiar with COMX – it is a grand exhibition held at the end of every year by the Computing, Interactive Games Design and Multimedia Web Design students to showcase their work and efforts! A number of supporters and businesses will be there, so be ready to advertise your skills by having your CVs up to scratch and your work in a presentable portfolio!

Also, if you continue to keep up the standards of your work to a high level – you might just be one of the lucky students to be selected for a special award/prize on the day!

There will be prizes awarded for all Levels, so don’t fall back now – show us what you got!

Click the image below to browse through the previous years of COMX / MUX.  What are your thoughts on having an end of year exhibition? We’d really like to hear them – so post a comment!

Dissertations

Level III dissertations can seem daunting at first! But once you have a topic at hand – it’s a breeze!

Lost for ideas?

Maybe one of the previous years students may spark off some ideas!

You can find them here .

The Learning Eye looking for new recruits

Review their web site and see if this is something that matches your skills! Does your philosophy match their philosophy:

They are looking for primarily E-learning and front end/back end web developers at their Reading office. Check out their job listings at Reed.co.uk.

Multimedia developers – you’ll be more interested in the following jobs they offer, out of the list on Reed:

E-Learning / Back End Web Developer

E-Learning / Front End Web Developer

Multimedia Developer

Learning & Development Manager

XX350 Team presentations of project progress

Title: XX350 Team presentations of project progress

Location: TC103

Description: See Synthesis’ work on Cheltenham’s sustainable street race for Cheltenham Motorsports (uses Unity), Digital Horizon’s 4 Corners gap year planner and Opus Web Solutions’ site for Poulton PC.  + the IGD teams’ proposals too!

Date: 2010-11-19

Start Time: 14:15

End Time: 16:15

Sticky: New Cover sheets for Assignments :)

When you next submit an Assignment, you must first print off the correct Assignment Cover sheet for that assignment and submit it to the Assignment room where the bar code will be scanned and an email receipt sent.

NB: Make sure that you keep a copy of the receipt in case the work gets lost and you need the evidence that you did submit it.

NB: Take care that you print the correct one out and do NOT submit Assignment 1 with Assignment 2’s cover sheet for instance!

Welcome to the new mmedia!

Welcome to the new mmedia look!

The new mmedia site is underway and is still under construction.

Things left to do include:

  1. Add some extra useful links specific to each module.
  2. Gradually(!) build and integrate the tutorial database for mu120 and mu210.

If you have any comments or queries post them in the comments here or contact one of the multimedia team members from the contacts page.