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£100m investment in Newcastle University campus development

Newcastle University is to benefit from a £100m loan from the European Investment Bank. Representing the largest ever loan for a university outside London and the south east, the 30-year loan will provide 50% of the funding for a number of major projects over the next four years. These include the re-development of Richardson Road student accommodation, the £58m Urban Sciences Building on Science Central, refurbishment of the Armstrong building on the main university campus, and the £40m National Ageing Science and Innovation Centre.

published on: 11th February 2016

Hackathon 2016: New record set at Coding Challenge

On Saturday (6th Feb) Scott Logic partnered with the Newcastle University Computing and Technology Society (NUCATS) to hold the Newcastle Coding Challenge, ‘Hackathon’, which saw around 60 keen coders take part. The experience-driven event, held on campus at Newcastle University, involved an intense period of collaborative coding, with competitors battling it out in teams of up to six, for not only the honour of the title of event champions, but also for some sought-after prizes. Each team was tasked with creating an algorithm that buys shares, and challenged to make a virtual profit. The winning team, who imaginatively and optimistically called themselves Winners of 2016, made a virtual profit of more than £35,000, a record amount for one team, and over £12,000 more than their closest competitor!

published on: 9th February 2016

National Student Survey: Shape the future of the university and win your school £500

Are you a final year student at Newcastle University? Don’t miss your chance to help shape the future of the university and win your school £500 by completing your NSS survey entry. To get started follow the instructions sent to your university email account or visit:

published on: 3rd February 2016

Hackathon 2016: Computer Science students aim to 'beat the stock market'

On Saturday (6th February) the Newcastle University Computing and Technology Society are working with Scott Logic to host a Coding Challenge which will test Computer Science students. The aim is to 'beat the stock market' by designing an algorithm to buy and sell shares at the right time. It is being held in Lindisfarne Room in King's Road Centre from 12pm to 4pm. Prizes will be given to the winning team by Scott Logic. Employees of Scott Logic will be available throughout the day to help anyone participating or answer questions on working in the Software Industry.

published on: 1st February 2016

Computing Science at Newcastle and partners double reach of CAS Network of Teaching Excellence

The Network of Teaching Excellence in Computer Science (NoE) is a national community of professional practice. This community is a partnership between schools, universities, IT employers and professional bodies. It is run by the Computing At School group (CAS), which itself is part of BCS. Thanks to funding from the Department for Education (DfE) the NoE now has ten university partners coordinating regional activity for the NoE.

published on: 22nd January 2016

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