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Graduation 2016

Congratulations to all of our Amazing Students on your success. We wish you all the very best for the future and remember the School of Applied Computing and University will always here to support you now and in the future.

* CONGRATULATIONS *

We are very proud of you. Please click below for more photos:

Graduation 2016

TEDxSwansea 2016 – Breaking the Mould

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TEDxSwansea 2016 – festival of ideas – shone brightly on Saturday as online business expert Nigel T Packer, author Lucy Griffiths, entrepreneur Kunal Patel, pro-vice chancellor professor Hilary Lappin-Scott shared their ideas on ‘Breaking the Mould’ alongside fantastic performances from Fever Sparks and Poets on the Hill. Videos of the talks and performances will be released soon – for more information about the event and speakers please click here. We hope you can join us next year for TEDx Swansea 2017.

Applied Computing Degree Show 2016

*CONGRATULATIONS * to all our HND, Degree and Masters students on completing their final year projects. For more pictures please click on the image below:
Degree show 2016

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For more pictures please click here.

WIPO – Digital Creativity: Culture Reimagined

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The School of Applied Computing celebrated World Intellectual Property Day which this year explores the theme of ‘Digital Creativity: Culture Reimagined’ – the current emerging and future of culture in the digital age. As part of the celebration some students (above) from the Managing People and Change module learned about the importance of Employee Engagement in 21st Century Organisations.

Zambia School Visit

A delegation from Zambia visited Swansea’s School of Applied Computing last week – please see some of the photos below. The School is now looking to develop further links in the future with the possibility of student project work and the teaching of Zambian school teachers. The delegation also shared some of their innovative teaching methods for Teaching Computing with little resources demonstrating very good practice within the field of frugal innovation.

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Visit to MATLAB EXPO 2015

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Representatives from Swansea’s School of Applied Computing (Arya, Carlene and Archie) recently visited the MATLAB EXPO in Silverstone.

MATLAB (matrix laboratory) is a multi-paradigm numerical computing environment and fourth-generation programming language that allows matrix manipulations, plotting of functions and data, implementation of algorithms, creation of user interfaces and is primarily used for numerical computing.

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Lecturer Dr Carlene Campbell finds the Simulink element of MathWorks-MATLAB useful in teaching Computer Networks & Internet Security:

I did enjoy the expo, especially the first speaker. The demonstration room allowed one to gain ideas for research projects and more…  – Carlene

While Phd student tutors Archie and Arya both use Matlab for their research:

I found the event very informative and rewarding, especially considering it was free to attend. The keynote was particularly good as it showed how Matlab is used across a diverse range of industries and the types of system it’s been involved with the development of, perhaps most notably the New Horizons Flight Software. The technical talks and demonstrations were also great; they also weren’t too long so it was easy to stay focused. Several sessions will be beneficial to my research and I’d strongly recommend the event to anyone in the faculty. – Archie.

The event was spectacular. I found most of the presentations, relevant and useful. The demonstrations were great. In particular, one of the exhibitions was so helpful that I might be adapting a similar approach in my PhD experiment. – Arya

To view the demonstrations please click the image below:

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For more information about the event please click-here. And for event proceedings  please click-here.

FACE Research Seminar

CarleneCompv5Dear All, You are all welcome on Wed, October 21, to the first FACE lunch-time Research Seminar for the academic year 2015/16. It will take place in MH503 (5th Floor Block H, Mount Pleasant).  A buffet lunch will be provided, starting at 1pm. 

Our Speakers will be Dr John Rees from School of Applied Computing and Komali Kantamaneni PhD Research student From School of Built and Natural Environment.

Dr. John Rees from Applied Computing has been invited to talk on “PhD Outcomes – Analysis and Characteristics of PhD Examiners’ Feedback”The intention of the seminar is to provide a broad guide to the kind of commentary associated with particular outcomes.  The evidence base shows characteristic patterns of conditions associated with the standard outcomes.  This is likely to offer benefits to those acting as internal or external doctoral examiners in gauging the award.

Dr Rees has a long interest in research degrees and research administration.  He chaired Staffordshire University’s Faculty RDC from 2002 – 2005; chaired Southampton Solent’s RDC from 2006 – 2012, and served on both Research Committee and Research and Enterprise Committee for those institutions over the same periods.

Komali Kantamaneni is a PhD research student based at the University of Wales Trinity Saint David, United Kingdom. Her research area primarily focuses on the United Kingdom, examining the fiscal costs incurred by coastal communities who face increasing vulnerability to coastal storm and sea level rise because of climate change.  Her talk will be  on Integrated Modelling and Coastal Vulnerability(Development of novel integrated model to evaluate fiscal coastal vulnerability of United Kingdom).

These research talks are open to every researchers, students interested in research or staff from any faculty. This is an opportunity to mix, meet and hear about research within schools.

Venue: MH503 (5th Floor Block H, Mount Pleasant).
Time: 1pm – A buffet lunch will be provided.

Looking forward to see you all!!!

Computing at Schools Conference – 7th October 2015

A CONFERENCE ON THE FUTURE OF THE ICT CURRICULUM IN WALES

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The School of Applied Computing at the University of Wales Trinity St David is hosting a half-day ‘Computing at Schools‘ Conference on the 7th October 2015 from 1pm to 5pm.

The Conference will be taking a look at recent changes in ICT affecting the curriculum for Key Stages 1 to 4, and in particular at the New Computing Progression Pathways. We’ll be hearing talks from:

  • CAS – Computing at Schools – Wales;
  • CISCO Networking Academy;
  • Birmingham City University representatives; and
  • An IT skills and career-building program for learning institutions and individuals worldwide.

Location: Cadogan Conference Room, Mount Pleasant Campus.
Time: Wednesday 7th October 2015, 1pm to  5pm.
Fee: Free of charge.
Facilities: Refreshments will be available. Limited number of free NCP car park spaces are available.

To register for this event please click-here: http://www.uwtsd.ac.uk/applied-computing-visit-days/. If you need any further details, please contact kapilan.radhakrishnan@uwtsd.ac.uk or telephone 01792 481192acuwtsd

Graduate: Simon Bennett – BSc (Hons) Web Development

After Graduating earlier this year Simon Bennett tells us about his time at University of Wales Trinity Saint David studying for a BSc (Hons) in Web Development:

For course information please click here: http://www.uwtsd.ac.uk/computing/

Graduate Profile: Aisha Iftikhar

Aisha-brdQ. What was your HE course?

BSc (Hons) Business Information Technology

Q. What is your job title and role?

Multiple business owner: My role is to lead businesses, as an MD Managing Director at Costcutters supermarket and as a Principal at Swansea sixth form College. This involves many different areas including leadership, teacher evaluation, student discipline, staff discipline, accounting and several others.

Q. Could you briefly describe the organization you work for?

Swansea Sixth-form College (SSC) offer a wide range of practical English language courses. SSC offer high quality teaching with flexible study options, in a beautiful environment designed to develop our students confidence and increase motivation. Whether your goal is to improve your job prospects, get a place at university, pass an English language exam, live and work abroad, improve your English for business purposes, adapt to life in the UK or travel and see the world, we have a course to suit you.

Q. Which skills learned at University are helpful to you in your job?

My 3 years at Swansea Met were life changing. The environment excelled my development as a student. The skills that I developed while studying have had a positive influence on my role, personally, my involvement in the community and professionally. Commitment, self-motivation and confidence, all of which are highly valued skills which I gained from my course have helped me in my role as a Principal.

The following two skills which have been vital for my role, which I gained in my course through research, planning and assignments:
1. Knowledge and understanding – Gaining specific knowledge related to a particular subject, for example historical or scientific data
2. Cognitive skills – Thinking skills, such as problem solving, analysis, research.

Q. Do you have a typical day and how would you describe it?

My typical day, as much I would like to say planned and calm, it is as hectic and sometimes unpredictable. There are no two days the same. I still feel I am learning something new everyday. My day can range from staff meetings, student inductions, class monitoring, teaching assessments and auditing. We also take pride in our diverse culture and at the same time our city, and reach out exertions and show off our heritage.

Q. What aspects of your job do you enjoy most?

My job role highly motivates me, I do enjoy all aspects of my job.
It’s a huge responsibility being part of such a successful college and to be responsible for so many different people. I love learning and meeting people.

Q. Do you have any advice for students who would like to start a Career?

Your whole life is a learning curve, the biggest challenge is in within yourself. Always take issues/problems as a challenge, remove all barriers.
Set high goals, you should never be able to accomplish your goal, you should get nearer and nearer each time. If you think you have reached it, then you haven’t set a high enough goal, the sky is the limit.

Commitment, reliability, humbleness and honesty to yourself and your job is your key ingredient for success.

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