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Graduate jobs for you: Apply now


Are you looking for your next step after university? Not too sure where to go, what to look for and sick of being told you don’t have the experience yet?

Fear not! We have some great graduate jobs open to our students in the School of Computer Science.

Ever wanted to be a games programmer or net. developer? Or does becoming a software engineer take your fancy?

Apply for these with little to no experience today!

SEMAG (Acting Recuitment Agent) – Graduate Games Programmers Required for AAA Console Developer


BrandFour Ltd – Junior .net developer


Magna Data – Software Engineer


Computer Science Showcase Success


School of Computer Science students show off their final projects to industry leaders and fellow classmates in an exciting annual showcase event.

A Smart Mirror, a ‘Swords of Turing’ fighting game and chess lessons with a twist played a big part of the day-long event with undergraduate and postgraduate students in the Minerva Building, Atrium.

Senior Lecturer Bruce Hargrave said: “The event was a huge success. We had some great student projects on show throughout the day including postgraduate research, presentations and demo’s and it was great to see some local industry leaders getting involved in the day and giving advice to students too.”

Students created chatbots, games and other artefacts intended to ‘pass’ the Turing Test, under the title ‘Man or Machine? Can You Tell The Difference?’

Computer Science student Keiran Lowe said: “It’s been a really good experience and really valuable, because even though our project is in development, people who try the game have given us responses we might not have thought about. And because we have to programme each response in, we can add their responses to increase the knowledge base.

“It’s been a good event to showcase our project at, but also to test it on what people think.”

Watch Keiran’s project here:

Even Gadget Show presenter and University of Lincoln guest lecturer Jason Bradbury came along to see the projects in action. Jason helped students with ideas, encouraging projects to go further and promoting team work from start to finish.

Organiser Dr Amr Ahmed said: “This is another success and expansion over the last 4 years events. More guests and interests, better projects and demos, all made public in the Atrium for internal and external visitors.

“We are proud of our students achievements and annually organise such events to make opportunities for them to interact with employers and visitors to show their work. The panel find it more and more difficult to choose the winners at the end of the event. And they are looking forward for the next year’s event already. Some job vacancies have already been sent to us, from guests and employers.”

University Vice Chancellor, Professor Mary Stuart enjoyed the day too, adding: “What a wonderful event and so good to see all the work.

Want to be a Computer Science Technician?

We have two Technician roles on offer within the School of Computer Science:


School of Computer Science

Location:  Brayford
Salary:   From £22,249 per annum
Closing Date:   Monday 07 March 2016
Interview Date:   Monday 21 March 2016
Reference:  COS267

The University of Lincoln is seeking to appoint two technicians to support the work of the School of Computer Science. These posts will focus on the teaching and learning aspects, and student support.

One of the Technicians will have a Systems focus. As well as the normal day-to-day technician duties the successful applicant to this post will focus on student facing support including systems such as card entry, lab monitoring, the student virtual learning environment (Blackboard), student management systems, server support, additional student payments systems, marketing and PR including social media and panel screens, development of archiving and ghosting systems and network connectivity.

The other Technician will have an Events focus. As well as the normal day-to-day technician duties the successful applicant to this post will focus on facilitating student facing support including out-of-hours access, Gamejam and Hackathon-type events, bookings and support for open days, welcome week, showcase events, and in-class tests, support for workshop activities such as robotics and mobile computing.

Working in a multi-skilled team, the post holders will be encouraged to specialise in and develop their designated areas but also on occasion to shadow the work of each other to broaden their skills and provide cover across the provision of the School.

For an informal discussion about these posts please contact Dr David Cobham, Head of School of Computer Science dcobham@lincoln.ac.uk