Preparing for Applicants Day – Part II

Since my original posting about preparing for Applicants Day, things have moved on quite dramatically. We now have a much more cemented in timetable for our Microsoft visitor. now we have spaces set aside for our lecturers and current student population to meet with a Microsoft representative to see how we can work more closely in the future.


For the Applicants Day we have managed to secure two offers for workshops to run on the Saturday and Wednesday days coming up. One workshop is going to centrate on an introduction to developing applications for an Android phone with David Davidson and the other is from our newest lecturer Richard Glassey on Human Computation. We have also set aside some areas that parents will be more interested in to coincide with those events. Alongside our talks we will also have demonstrations of student work (that’s in part III) and some demo’s of some of our own equipment, namely our Microsoft Surface (See unboxing video and blog post here) which will be managed by one of our own students, Ben Horsburgh and our Green room, cameras and lights setup (some You tube Video’s here here and here from one of our students, Michael Koziatek. View the whole of his video stream here


Microsoft Visit Timetable

Wednesday 7th March
11:20 to 11:50 Applicants Day Presentation – 30mins

12:00 to 12:30 – Sandwiches in C49 / CTC – informal chat with staff

13:00 to 18:00 Window Phone Camp (C18/23/24 room available from 12:30)


Thursday 8th March
11:00 to 12:00 Microsoft Imagine Cup / Stuff – for Students – Room – C38

12:00 to 13:00 Talk on Microsoft / Uni Links to staff

13:00 to 15:00 – Sandwiches in C49g / CTC – informal chat with staff

15:00 to 16:00 Research Talk on Azure Cloud Computing – Lecture Room A23


Applicants Day Timetable

FOR APPLICANTS: What’s it really like


12.00Workshop 1

Programming for AndroidMobile

12.00Money Matters

A brief introduction to Student Finance & how it may affect you

12.00Workshop 2

Human Computation –

When machines master mankind

12.15A Place to Sleep

A guide to RGU Student Accommodation


Get your hands on our Microsoft Surface

Visit our Green Room

Now all that remains is the final and probably the most challenging part of the events, getting hold of some students who are willing to present some of their work to the Applicants and their families as they walk round… That’s part III