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Computer Science Showcase Success

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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.

Award-winning consultancy looking for top graduate talent

Are you ambitious, hungry for success, confident, but easy-going & caring, with excellent communication skills? An award-winning and rapidly expanding recruitment consultancy in London is looking for top graduate talent to join their success story. If you’re ready to roll up your sleeves and put in the hard work in order to progress and earn big rewards, this is the perfect place to start your career.

Company

Digital & Technology Recruitment Consultancy

Position

Associate Consultant

Industry

Recruitment – all levels from board down

Location

Central London

Salary

£24k starting base + uncapped commission
(Year 2 OTE – £60k; Year 3 OTE – £100k)

Start Date

Summer/Autumn 2016

How to apply

Upload CV to: http://bit.ly/1WccRL1 quoting “DEPT” as referral code

Deadline

9th May 2016

The company
They are a rapidly growing, 114-people strong technology recruitment consultancy who take great pride in their values and culture. Since forming 9 years ago they have won several awards for being one of the UK’s fastest growing companies, and for being one of the best places to work in the UK with a target of being No.1 by 2017. As a top employer, they attract the top graduate talent, taking on only the most ambitious graduates with real integrity to provide the best service to both their candidates and clients. Everyone on their team is given a slice of the equity – an enormous incentive which attracts top talent, drives a great team culture, and helps establish a collective pride in delivering the best possible results.

The scheme:

Experience is not important and you can be studying for any degree. All that matters is that you have the right personality, values, desire and motivation for this role. The role will see you supporting a team for several months as a resourcing associate, learning about the company and the position. Once you are ready you will become a consultant, executing 360 degree recruitment, which means that you will be responsible for finding and matching both clients and candidates. Your bonus is uncapped and you keep 1/3 of the money you bill. You will be working at all levels of recruitment for a top company, from the board down – permanent, contract, interim and executive search.

Selling Points

·         Equity for everyone who helps grow the business – commitment to give 40% of equity to staff

·         Excellent training and support

·         Rapid career progression into management

·         Excellent commission – you keep 1/3 of your billing as bonus

·         High performance and collegiate culture with emphasis on teams

·         Voted one of the best places to work in the UK

·         Focus on employee well-being (weekly massages, daily fruit etc.)

·         Company holidays (e.g. skiing abroad, trips to the coast)

·         International expansion in short term

·         Entrepreneurial environment where thinking big is rewarded

Is this right for you?

High performance and delivering outstanding service is assumed. High values are mandatory. Desire to be successful is key. You need to have integrity, sincerity and excellent interpersonal skills and want to work hard and push yourself to always be the best. You will be motivated by career progression and big financial rewards. 

How to apply
Click here: http://bit.ly/1WccRL1 to upload your CV, quoting “DEPT” as the referral code. We will then guide you through the recruitment process and prepare you before each stage, as well as consider you for other top graduate positions we have. 

Calling all aspiring pilots. This is for you

AIRPORTccaviaYou are invited to an airline pilot careers Drop In event at our Crew Training Centre – Bournemouth this Good Friday 25 March 2016.

For any aspiring pilots amongst our students or for those who simply want to discover more about the career, this free event will give you and your families an exciting opportunity to visit airside facilities in the heart of an international airport, view the latest-generation training aircraft and simulators.

The pilot careers advice team will be on hand to help visitors discover the next steps to take to pursue an airline pilot career. You’ll also have the opportunity to speak to those currently in training and our graduates, currently ‘flying the line’ with our Airline Partners such as easyJet, British Airways, Thomas Cook Airlines, Flybe, Qatar Airways and Virgin Atlantic.

We’re also launching iFly!

CTCAviation partnered with the Air League, British Gliding Association and Lasham Gliding club to help aspiring young pilots aged 16-18 into a career in aviation. iFly will use gliding as an affordable tool to not only help young people get in the air sooner, but also to give their CV a real boost when it comes to progressing an application for a pilot training programme in the future!

Following a one week intensive gliding course with Lasham Gliding club in Hampshire, the programme will continue until the iFly member turns 18, and aims to get aspiring pilots gliding solo by the end of their first year. More details of the full iFly programme will be launched at the event – meet with aviators from The Air League, Lasham Gliding Club and the British Gliding Association.

Register in advanced here to avoid disappointment- https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/ctc-aviation-airline-pilot-careers-drop-in-25-march-2016-tickets-21026994306

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to get it touch: 

We hope to see some of your aspiring aviators at the event

Debate the digital future with Frequency Festival

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‘A Collider Conversation – Cybersalon Debate on Digital Bill of Rights’.

Friday 23rd October at 7.30-9pm
Cargill Lecture Theatre, Minerva Building, University of Lincoln (Brayford Campus)

Join this lively debate on the digital future and have your say on what a Magna Carta for the digital age might involve. Discuss our contemporary rights and liberties and the ways technology has influenced how we view our own freedoms.

In partnership with Cybersalon.org, Furtherfield will host a popular public debate with leading thinkers and activists including Dr Richard Barbrook (Westminster University, Centre for the Study of Democracy) , around recent calls for a Digital Bill of Rights. The world has just got a lot more complex, automation is eating the jobs and the future of humans and their rights has never been more uncertain.

This accessible debate will demystify the issues surrounding the politics of freedom and the Internet and set the scene for the festival.

Sign up for one of the 30 free places at this debate here. Don’t miss out! Tickets will sell out quickly.

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Speakers:
We will be joined by Professor Raul Espejo, a Chilean participant of the first cybernetic revolution from 1972 and co-author of Cybersyn, the first decision support system to aid the management of national economy. Prof Espejo is now a resident of Lincoln and a supporter of Digital Bill of Rights.

He will be joined by Eva Pascoe, co-founder of the first Internet Café Cyberia (1994), and a digital rights activist from Cybersalon.

Together with the audience, they will start to define a new framework for Digital Rights and explore how we might disrupt the seemingly inevitable progress of automation.

ALSO… Wanted: Digital Scribes for the night!

Your mission – to track the themes of the debate outlined above through the Festival and to record those via online blogs, helping to shape the Digital Bill of Rights. Your work will be reviewed for publication on the Frequency Festival website.

Our top team of Digital Scribes will need to attend the training session on the morning of 23rd Oct in MHT, and then attend the debate in the evening.

For the rest of the Festival, minimum commitment would be 2 days (the total time is 4 days – 2 weekends – from 10am till 5pm). The daily shift can be split into two slots: 10-1pm with 3 students and 2-5pm with other 3 students. You can decide whether to do the full day or whether to do 4 half days. The aim will be for you to work as small teams with the same people, supported throughout by Furtherfield and Threshold, to have some continuity and coherent coverage of the various conversations emerging from the events.

If interested in joining the Digital Scribes team, please contact catherine@frequency.org.uk, giving your name, contact details, course and level of study. Please also include a couple of lines on why you’d like to take part.

For students: great for CVs and for completion of the Lincoln Award!