DPD Design Sprint at FutureFest 2017

As part of an ongoing partnership between delivery and logistics company DPD and Staffordshire University, the Schools of Computing & Digital Technologies and Creative Arts & Engineering ran a highly successful Design Sprint competition for students as part of the recent FutureFest event in November.

Students spent a full day busily working in groups to create and design solutions for various challenge topics provided by DPD, and presented these to a prestigious panel of judges which included our own VC, Professor Liz Barnes, the CEO of DPD, DwainMcDonald, and School Deans Professor Eunice Ma and Professor David Hawkins.

Twelve teams presented their ideas with the three best teams awarded not only prizes, but also the opportunity to work further with DPD on future projects. All teams impressed the judges with their innovative suggestions and pitching skills, and picking the winners was a challenge in itself!

Huge congratulations to everyone who took part, and to our winning students!

 

 

Computing PhD Research Student scoops award at International Conference

Mr Awad AlRasheed, PhD research student from the School of Computing & Digital Technologies, scoops the award for Best Presentation at the 19th International Conference on Knowledge Management Systems.

Supervised by Head of Computing at Staffordshire University Russell Campion, Mr AlRasheed has also been honored as an outstanding PhD Research Student by His Excellency the Saudi Cultural Attaché Dr. Abdulaziz Bin Ali Almagushi at the Saudi Embassy in London in September 2017 and presented to HRH Prince Mohammed bin Nawaf Al Saud, the Saudi Ambassador in the Saudi National Day Celebration.

Computer Science In Schools Conference ’17

Friday July 7th saw host to the annual Computer Science In Schools Conference, held for the first time in our brand new Mellor Building facilities on our College Road campus.

The event saw educators and computing specialists from across the area come together to discuss and improve the ways in which computing is taught in our primary and high schools, with keynotes & panel sessions from examining bodies AQA and OCR, as well as a number of other workshops available through out the day.

With such a positive response from this years event, 2018 looks to be an even bigger year for Computer Science In Schools Conference.

A special thank you to our sponsors for the event; AQA, OCR, Cambridge Institute and BCS.

Final Year Film Student Leads Advertising Campaign

Final year Digital Film & Post Production Technology student Giorgia Perini leads the advertising campaign for bag company Jump From Paper with her video ‘Heatwave’.

The project was shot entirely within our new Cadman Studios on College Road, and was part of Giorgia’s work towards her final year project, with the video featuring on the front page of the companies online presence.

Click here to take a look at the video as part of the campaign.

eSports Course Coverage!

Check out some of the coverage about eSports course launching in 2018!

Find out more about what our head of games Bobbie Fletcher had to say in articles from PC Gamer, Shoryuken, The Sun and Games Industry, as well as Rachel Gowers in an article over at eSports Insider.

Riot’s ‘League Of Legends’, currently one of eSport’s biggest titles

With the ever increasing popularity of eSports title’s such as DOTA2, LoL and Overwatch, and a multimillion pound industry behind it, there’s never been a better time!

GradEx 2017

We recently held our annual graduate exhibition GradEx right here at Staffs, taking over huge areas of the university to bring you the most up-to-date and exciting innovations created by our third year students.

Click Here to find out what The Sentinel had to say about this great day!

Vivian Murray, exhibiting her Games Software Design