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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.


The world of Television is rapidly changing and on Thursday 13th November at 6pm there will be a keynote speech from an industry veteran on the future of TV which is being held at the  Priory Square Lecture Theatre.

Is this the future of TV?

The lecture will be given by Donald Clark who has spent a lifetime in technology, games, film and the mobile industry and was the chief executive officer and one of the original founders of the Brighton-based Epic Group PLC, which established itself as the leading company in the UK online learning market.  He now travels the world sharing and evangelizing about the use of technology and learning.

His talk ‘TV is dying’ will explore the ways in which wearable technology works to process information and how it can change the way we view the world. Donald argues fast emerging technologies such as Oculus Rift and Google Glasses will soon force dated, passive media out of the market.

“TV will be squeezed out of the market by online forces and the fast-emerging wearable technologies such as virtual reality head-mounted displays.”

 That’s the view of Donald Clark, who is the first of many keynote speakers of a series of public talks launched by the University of Brighton in Hastings.

Students, staff and the public are invited, however, places are limited and booking is essential

To book please contact  HastingsExchange@brighton.ac.uk