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CS student Gabrielle Schroeder, Receives a Prestigious Fulbright Award

Gabrielle Schroeder, a postgraduate student in the School of Computing Science, has received a Fulbright-Newcastle University Postgraduate Award to enable her to study at Newcastle University on one of the most prestigious and selective scholarship programmes operating world-wide. Gabrielle was selected from a strong applicant pool to pursue an MSc in Neuroinformatics at Newcastle University.

published on: 20th October 2014

Sam Gilburt Awarded British Council Scholarship

Computing Science undergraduate student Sam Gilburt has received a British Council Scholarship award in Hong Kong. The awards are offered as incentives to students from the UK wishing to study overseas. For Sam, the award will provide one year of study at the Hong Kong University of Science & Technology. This year, there were 18 students who received this award, including Sam. For further details of the BCS award please follow this link:

published on: 10th October 2014

Eggciting start to the new term

The annual Stage 1 team games took place at Castle Leazes Halls of Residence on October 8th. These are designed to help our Stage 1 undergraduate students, who have only been on their courses for two weeks, to meet some more of their classmates. The students worked in teams to undertake a variety of challenges including building a device which would allow an egg to survive a drop and the classic team-building activity of constructing a bridge. The games were a great success and this year featured some of the most innovative attempts at solving the challenges that the organisers have ever seen. Well done to all the students, in all of the teams, who took part in the games!

published on: 8th October 2014

Computing Science attends Creative Skillset

A one day event, Creative Skillset (held in London, Monday-29th September) provided the School of Computing Science with a platform and opportunity to showcase the projects of our current students and alumni as well as promote our Games programmes both at UG and PG levels. The event was also useful in raising the profile and visibility of the School, the University and that of our industrial partner (Ubisoft) and our activities in Games Engineering/development.

published on: 2nd October 2014

Computing Science partnerships

The School of Computing Science works with many partners. Our School has an Industrial Advisory Board for our degree programme (, and we have student placements in about 70 companies. In our many research projects we work with over 100 research partners (not counting other Universities) at any one point in time.

published on: 30th September 2014

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