Preparing for Applicants Day – Part III

So, that’s it. There’s nothing more that we can do. After around a month of organisation (see Part I and Part II) we Have everything ready for our Applicants Days on the 3rd and 7th March. We have had a record number of people registering for the two days this year and plenty of information and activities to hopefully show why they should come and study with us.


One of the things we wanted to do differently this year is to have the students themselves show off the work they have done as opposed to staff showing them off. This has meant that it has been a frantic week of talking to lecturers and students and organising people to turn up one one or both of the days but I think that the end result has been worth it. This will give applicants and their parents access to a variety of students spread throughout our courses and from different years and get their perspective of the School.


The final program looks like this:


Applicants’ Day gives you an opportunity to view the facilities of the School of Computing, meet and chat to current students and have your questions answered by Course Leaders and staff.

If you have any questions, please ask our staff for advice and guidance on courses and career prospects.

Most of our activities are scheduled for specifictimes – Demos are running throughout the day and you can just drop in.


10.30 Meet with staff and Course Leaders, C8/C9

11.00Welcome and Introduction by Professor Ian Allison, Head of School C47

11.10Student Experience : Scott Rollo BScHons Computer Science (Total Scholar)

11.20Wed : Microsoft in Education : Lee Stott Educational Evangelist, Microsoft

​Sat : Graduate Experience : Judith Wallace BSc Hons Computer Science



12.00Workshop 1 –

Programming for Android Mobile with David Davidson

12.00Money Matters – A brief introduction to Student Finance and how it may affect you

12.00Workshop 2 – Human Computation : When machines master mankind with Richard Glassey

12.15A Place to Sleep – A guide to RGU Student Accommodation


13.30Demonstrations of student work and Projects in C8/C9. Also, Get your hands on our Microsoft Surface in our Research Center and check out our Green Room multimedia facility.

14.00Visit Woolmanhill Student Residences