Community Day 14th May 2016

We’re holding a Community Day at the Stafford Campus on Saturday 14 May 2016 from 10.30am to 3.30pm.  This is open to staff, students, alumni and the general public.  Further details are shown in the flyer below.   It will be a great opportunity to come along and see the Stafford campus, visit the Octagon and Beacon Buildings, and to see some of the great work that goes on in the School of Computing and the plans for its new home in the Mellor Building, Stoke-on-Trent.  We’re also planning on making access to Blackheath Lane available for those that want to take a walk down memory lane!

Interested in knowing which members of staff will be attending?  Click here to find out

Things to see during the day:

Talks on ‘Machines That Can See’ and ’50 Glorious Years – Staffordshire’s Role in the Development of Computing’

The 2065: Computing Futures Competition (see the Competitions link for more details).

Eye Tracker: Try ‘eye-tracker’ hardware and see how this can be used to help create effective web page designs.

Web Design and Development: See some of the web solutions created by students for a range of target devices.

Smart Watches: See and try a range of smart watch devices.

Drone Zone: See a range of drones and learn about their capability and use.

Big Data: Learn about Big Data – what it is and why it’s important.

Cloud Computing: Learn about cloud computing infrastructure and its enabling capability.

Games Through the Ages: See a range of games consoles, with the opportunity to play and interact with a spectrum of devices from vintage consoles through to the latest virtual reality headset.

Digital Forensics: See some of the latest technology used in digital forensics.

Cyber Security

Computer Networks: See and learn about the vast range of networking hardware used to support modern communications infrastructure.

Raspberry Pi and Robots: Explore the capability of the Raspberry Pi computer and see robotics in action.

The Next Google Starts Here! Many of our students set up their own tech businesses, either as part of their industrial placement year or after they graduate.

SPEED Plus is a business start-up project: Part funded by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) – helps to create new businesses in the West Midlands.

Employability and Careers in Computing: It’s about learning for earning.

Engaging in Research and Working with Businesses: Many organisations can work with the University on funded collaborative R&D projects, creating innovative products and solutions, or through work-based learning (studying for a degree whilst in employment).

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Click here for directions to the Stafford campus, travel guidance and general campus details.

We really hope you can join us on the day!