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!

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.

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

UniGlos Games Jam 2014

The event is now over – it was awesome! Congrats to Anthony, Dan, Glynn & Sam for winning first prize. And congrats to everyone who took part: 32 hours of work and 6 hours of celebrations!!gamesjamcert

Games Jam 2014 is underway!

Games Jam 2014

Check out the live feeds for Games Jam 2014 at the University. Tweet with #uogGamesJam

http://ct.glos.ac.uk/live/ (Quicktime)

http://ct.glos.ac.uk/live2/ (Flash Player)

http://ct.glos.ac.uk/livescreens/ (Periodic screen grab of students’ screens)

The live feed also works on mobile devices.

Graduate Job-Hunting Event at Park on Thursday 22nd May

Are you just about to graduate with a degree in Computing/ICT/Business? If so, book right now for the . gradhuntingbutton

We have a number of local employers who will be attending this event to recruit graduates with your skill set. Come along and see what they have to offer and you may walk away with a job! This happened to one of our graduates last year, who was offered a job with Blueberry Systems. This company are returning to the event this year to scout for more local talent…so to make sure of your chance to meet them and other graduate recruiters, book your place at http://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/the-gloucestershire-graduate-job-hunting-event-tickets-10972203155?aff=eorg

What is Blueberry?

Blueberry is an established software development business. Our HQ is in Birmingham, but our Cheltenham office is rapidly expanding and focuses on delivering bespoke software solutions and support for a very wide range of customers from the NHS to SMEs. We develop cloud-based, desktop and mobile systems with most of our software development carried out by our teams based in Eastern Europe, but our UK team manages all customer projects, creates specifications, test and quality assures the software. We are a very flexible and exciting business to work for with real career progression opportunities.

Who are we interested in?

Our interest is in IT or IT & business courses.

 

Job: System Developer at Ruskin Mill Trust

Ruskin Mill Trust

£23,050 – £25,050 per annum, subject to experience

This is a full time role based in the main Corporate Offices in Nailsworth, Gloucestershire, with regular national travel to our other sites.

In this newly created role you will support the Database and Systems Manager in developing and maintaining the use of the School and College’s student, staff and other Databases / Systems.

More details about the position and applying can be found here: http://rmt.org/jobs/?id=552

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

BikeLight

For more videos – check out the YouTube Playlist.

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.

Want to know what it’s like to go on Placement?

Multimedia Web Design Student, John Evans has come up with a creative take on his experience so far on Placement!

Check it out below:

John Evans - Athena Web Design

New A0 Poster Printer in Park Library

If you haven’t seen it already a new A0 large scale poster printer was purchased and installed in the Park Library reception area in November. If you have any group work to do and would like to produce some good quality posters then why not try the new printer.

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.

Cheers
Darren, your friendly Faculty Librarian.

New Library Books Update

Book update
To give you a broad idea on what we’ve purchased since May 2013 the Library has ordered

  • over 140 new print titles not copies,
  • more than 50 eBooks (mainly from Dawsonera),
  • scanned chapters or sections from over 30 textbooks for you to use via your modules on Moodle.

Many of these are new titles to reading lists that your lecturers updated through the Summer.

If you’d like to see a listing of what we’ve ordered then let me know or have a look at our LibraryThing account to get a snapshot of some of these items. Also if you come across any titles that we don’t have in the Library or think would be useful please either email or your module tutors.

Cheers
Darren, your friendly Faculty Librarian.

Any questions get in touch…. Smile

Scan to Me – New Service!

Not sure if you guys have seen it yet but the Libraries and ICT Services have worked together to roll out a new service which enables students to scan documents from the MFDs (printer/photocopiers in the libraries) and have them sent to the University emails accounts.

More details at http://insight-dev.glos.ac.uk/departments/lis/news/Pages/Scantome.aspx.

Cheers
Darren, your friendly Faculty Librarian.

Any questions get in touch…. Smile

Gloucestershire Lifestyles need a web site redesign

GlosLifestyles

The current site is http://www.gloslifestyles.co.uk/   They require a CMS so they can easily edit the content, and easy to navigate website for people with disabilities to use.  Wordpress might be the ideal platform for this with a custom theme using “doors” as the navigation theme for the site whereby users can click or the doors and be redirected to the relevant page. In terms of Aesthetics they would like to use blues similar to how it is currently and clear writing to make it easy for people to use ie: accessibility and SEO are important.

They can afford to pay: £150 Contact Simon (si-carr@hotmail.com)

Job: Calling all students! Get paid £8.36/hr for representing the University!

Student Ambassador

The University Outreach and Widening Participation Team are currently hiring Student Ambassadors for 2014/15.

If you love studying at university and want to share your experience with prospective students then apply now to work as a Student Ambassador.

Ambassadors work with a wide range of young people; those directly considering a move to university and those who might not have considered higher education an option. Ambassadors might also work with the parents and teachers of those young people, and will certainly work closely with University staff.

The scheme provides flexible working opportunities, which include: Open Days, HE fairs & school visits.

As an Ambassador you’ll receive full training, manage your own shifts and receive £8.36 per hour.

TO APPLY: visit www.glos.ac.uk/outreach, call 01242 714833 or email ambassadorwork@glos.ac.uk

Closing date for applications: 5th February 2014
Interviews: 20th February – 28th February
Compulsory training day for successful applicants: 22nd March 2014

You must be a student in the 2014/15 Academic year to be eligible for this position. More information for students.

Job: Placement opportunity at Superdry

Superdry

Jo Evans, Degreeplus Manager and Lucie Perez, Placements Coordinator, visited Superdry recently and they are piloting their new summer placement scheme which they want us to promote. They are putting it out to other Universities but really want to work with UoG as their local university.

As it’s a paid summer placement it is suitable for all year groups including postgraduate students.

Placements are in: Finance, Marketing, IT & HR

For more details – check the following flyer:

Superdry Flyer