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10 students studying computing at the University of Brighton’s Hastings campus are showcasing their work to local businesses before they graduate.

The event is designed to attract potential employers, providing them with opportunities to examine students’ work, ask questions and find out more about the skills students gain on the course

The university’s Digital Games Production and Internet Computing students study subjects including programming and game theory, and use cutting-edge technologies such as Oculus Rift as part of their course.


Oculus Rift.

Many also choose to undertake a paid year in industry, supported by the university. This year, students studying computing at the campus secured both of the highly competitive placements offered nationally by the BBC within the news (interactive content) division.

Jon Mcclellan, Digital Games Production course leader, said “Our students acquire a huge range of skills suited to roles across the wider interactive media industry; for example in web, games design, mobile, interactive television, public displays or perhaps other platforms we can’t yet imagine. This is a great opportunity for employers to discover new talent.”

Topics covered by the student projects include monetisation and internet traffic building techniques, pathfinding in video games, facial motion capture: A design and feasibility study and measuring physiological responses to game design.

Graduates from the digital computing courses at the Hastings campus have gone on to work with international companies including the BBC, NETbuilder, CGI, the International Baccalaureate and Immersive Album.

The event is open to local businesses from 2pm on Wednesday 27 May, and will be held in the Havelock Road building of the Hastings campus.