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Masters News 2014-5

(see previous years' issues here)

Sent to all postgraduate students in the School of Computer Science at The University of Manchester,
from Norman Paton, Director of Postgraduate Studies.

Masters News • Wednesday 26 July 2017


Our of Hours Laboratory Access
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The ongoing work on the windows is changing which labs are available. I understand that MSc students have taken to relocating into 1.8, during the out-of-hours period (6pm – 11.30pm). However, it has been arranged that relocated PhD students will have exclusive access to 1.8 while their offices are being refurbished (27th July – 20th August).

As a result, please for this period can MSc students make use of the masters lab until 11.30pm weekdays, and between 8am – 11.30pm during weekends. Thanks.

I hope this is not too inconvenient.

 

Masters News • Monday 12 June 2017


Release of Exam Marks I hope the exams went smoothly, and that you are enjoying the chance to work full time on your project.  It is expected that exam marks should be available on 10th July.



Release of Exam Marks
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I hope the exams went smoothly, and that you are enjoying the chance to work full time on your project.  It is expected that exam marks should be available on 10th July.



Relocation of Student Support Office
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Due to the ongoing building work in Kilburn the Student Support Office (SSO) has temporarily relocated from LF21 to LF7/8 (opposite Byte Cafe). 



Centre for Doctoral Training in Data Analytics and Society
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16 funded PhD positions are available for 2017 in the Centre for Data Analytics and Society at the Universities of Leeds, Liverpool, Manchester and Sheffield.

This is an exciting opportunity to undertake a 4-year funded integrated PhD and MSc in Data Analytics and Society.

The programme will include an integrated MSc in Data Analytics over the first two years which will provide you with the foundation skills to complete your research project, all of which have been developed in conjunction with an external partner.

The CDT will encourage significant advances which bring together social science with methods from computing, mathematics and the natural sciences.

The Centre will focus on


• Promoting the creation and analysis of new longitudinal and streamed data resources for socio-economic investigations.


• Creating new methods (e.g. scaling up existing methods for real time big data analytics),


• Investigating social processes (e.g. virtualisation of retailing; data-driven decision making and social behaviours)


• Facilitating interventions (e.g. resource targeting, network planning, social media apps for diet, travel, lifestyle planning).

Projects are available across a range of subject areas including Demographics, Transport, Health, Retail, and Politics. All projects have been developed in conjunction with external organisations and can be seen here - https://datacdt.org/projects/



Blue Dot Festival
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Our colleagues in the School of Physics and Astronomy have organised a summer festival with a difference. The Blue Dot festival is an intergalactic festival of music, science, arts, culture and the exploration of space. It takes place 7-9 July with performances from Alt-J, The Pixies and Orbital at Jodrell Bank Observatory near Macclesfield in Cheshire.



Jamchester
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The UK’s biggest professional game jam is on 23-25 June at The Studio event space in the heart of Manchester. It’s an annual, weekend-long video game and VR creation competition. There’s a few tickets left, so hurry!

 

 

 

Masters News • Tuesday 25 April 2017


Generic Exam Feedback You may be interested to review some generic feedback that has been produced on past exams, which is available from: http://studentnet.cs.manchester.ac.uk/assessment/exam_papers/index.php.



Generic Exam Feedback
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You may be interested to review some generic feedback that has been produced on past exams, which is available from: http://studentnet.cs.manchester.ac.uk/assessment/exam_papers/index.php.



Postgraduate Taught Student Image Competition
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There will be a Postgraduate Summer Research Showcase (http://www.psrs.manchester.ac.uk/) in June to highlight student research in the university, for which registration is already open.  As part of this there is an image competition for postgraduate taught students (http://www.psrs.manchester.ac.uk/images/pgt/), which is an opportunity for you to practice communicating your work to a wider audience, and potentially to win a prize.



One-to-One English Language Sessions
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This is to advise you that the University Language Centre’s new term of tutorials will begin on 24th April 2017. This provision is free to students at the University of Manchester and ideal for anyone hoping to improve their written English.

These one to one sessions last approximately one hour and give you the opportunity to receive expert help in improving your academic work. To apply, please fill out a request form: https://goo.gl/forms/pSJLlS6bX459ujtX2 and email tutorials@manchester.ac.uk with a recent sample of your writing (it must be 900 - 1500 words in length). Click on this link for further information: http://www.languagecentre.manchester.ac.uk/tutorials/



Class Representatives Meeting
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There will be a staff / class representatives meeting on Friday; if you have topics that you would like to have discussed there, please bring them to the attention of your representatives:

MSc in Advanced Computer Science: Chatzikyriakou Kyriakos
MSc in Advanced Computer Science: Ali Syed Abdullah
MSc in Advanced Computer Science: Kynigos Markos
MSc in Advanced Computer Science: Rafi Naveed
MSc in Advanced Computer Science: Pieris Kyriakos
MSc in Advanced Computer Science: Wan Kunxin
MSc in Advanced Computer Science & IT Management: Kun Ju
MSc in Advanced Computer Science & IT Management: Qiuyu Li
Modular MSc in Advanced Computer Science & IT Management: Hanady Ahmed
Modular MSc in Advanced Computer Science & IT Management: Jon Halliday
Modular MSc in Advanced Computer Science: Pejman Saeghe

 

Masters News • Friday 17 March 2017


PTES (Postgraduate Taught Experience Survey)...



PTES (Postgraduate Taught Experience Survey)
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You may have noticed that there are a lot of surveys relating to your experience here; perhaps there are too many, but here is one more!  PTES is a national survey of postgraduate student experience, and we try to take actions that take into account the results of this survey.  For example, a few years ago we had quite bad results under PTES for our ACS and IT Management programme;  we made a whole series of changes the following year, and the result improved.

To encourage you to complete yet another survey, everyone who completes the survey can have a #5 voucher for the Byte Cafe ... so a coffee and a cake, or a sandwich and a drink. Please bring along evidence that you have completed the survey to the Student Support Office.

Complete the survey at: my.manchester.ac.uk



Teaching Awards
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The Student's Union is organising The Manchester Teaching Awards to allow you as students to recognize teachers who have gone the extra mile to enhance your learning. These awards are designed to give you a say over your education by highlighting the student-perspective on good teaching practice.  If you would like to nominate someone, please see the additional information at:

https://manchesterstudentsunion.com/teachingawards



Careers Support
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Rachel Mutters writes: As your School’s Careers Consultant, I want to ensure you are all getting the support you need from myself and the Careers team about what to do when you graduate. If you’re leaving us this summer it would be great to know. I have created a couple of questions for you which will determine how we can assist you. If you have no idea what you want to do, we are the best port of call, as we can talk through your options and help point you in the right direction. Also check out our Mock Assessment Centre, open to all year groups. Employers will be asking you to assessment centre and one of the tricky parts is the group exercise, working in teams to establish and outcome on a time restraint. Students often struggle with this as they haven't had a practice before. Come along to our popular Mock Group Assessment Centre to get to know what to expect from employers. Accenture and BAE Systems will be here to provide hints and tips from an employer perspective. To confirm your attendance visit Careerslink and search for event ID 3974. We will be feeding you too!

 

Masters News • Monday 30 January 2017


Semester 2 I hope that the exams have gone smoothy, and that you are settling in well to your 2nd semester units.



Semester 2
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I hope that the exams have gone smoothy, and that you are settling in well to your 2nd semester units. Early in the new semester you should take the chance to discuss any issues with your choices and plans with your Programme Director.  To support this, we will have an event for our masters students on Monday 6th February. The details are:


• 13:00 Session with Programme Directors:


• MSc in Advanced Computer Science, Sandra Sampaio, 2.19.


• MSc in Advanced Computer Science and IT Management, Goran Nenadic, IT 407.


• Part Time and MRes students should meet with their Programme Directors, Renate and Konstantin, 1-to-1.


• 13:30 Pizza in PGT Breakout Room.



Exam Feedback
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There will be a feedback session at 14:00 on Weds 15 March to give you the opportunity to view your marked COMP exam answer books for the Semester 1 exams. Advance registration is required; please email SSO with your ID, name and the list of courses you’d like to view. The deadline for registration 12:00 Weds 1 March.



Seminar Programmes
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As part of the School’s regular seminar programme, this Weds 1 Feb at 14:00 in Kilburn LT1.5, Prof Bronis R. de Supinski (Lawrence Livermoore National Laboratory) will talk about A Standards-Based Approach to Effective Use of Future Large Scale Systems: "Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) has a long history of leadership in large-scale computing. Our next platform, Sierra, will be a heterogeneous system delivered by a partnership between IBM, NVIDIA and Mellanox. A major consideration is how we will access Sierra's significant performance potential. This talk will provide an overview of the Sierra architecture, our reasons for selecting it and progress towards its deployment." Everyone welcome.

The Data Science Institute invites you to their next Advanced Data Analytics Seminar taking place on 7 February at 13:00-14:00 in the Kanaris Lecture Theatre (Manchester Museum). Dr Joris Bierkens from TU Delft will present “The Zig-Zag Process and Super-Efficient Sampling for Bayesian Analysis of Big Data”. Full details. All welcome.

 

Masters News • Monday 12 December 2016


This will be the last Masters News of 2016.  I hope you have enjoyed the term, are close to submitting all your coursework, are not dreading the exams too much, and that you have a pleasant and relaxing vacation.

This will be the last Masters News of 2016.  I hope you have enjoyed the term, are close to submitting all your coursework, are not dreading the exams too much, and that you have a pleasant and relaxing vacation.



Exam Preparation
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You’ll be starting revision soon, so why not bookmark the past exam papers page ... and here’s the complete timetable for all Uni Exams.



Money Skills
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The Student Support and Advice team have linked up with financial education specialists, Blackbullion, to deliver an online, interactive resource to all staff and students at the University of Manchester. For further details, see:

http://www.studentsupport.manchester.ac.uk/finances/money-matters/money-skills/



Unit Surveys
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The Unit Survey gives you the chance to tell us what you think about your course units, and for Semester 1 courses it runs from today until Fri 23 Dec. Please take a moment to give us your feedback – you can use Blackboard or download the app (iOS | Android). We take your views seriously, we react, and every year we publish a response to your views, for every course unit. For example, here are the responses to your comments on Semester 2 of last year.



Mitigating Circumstances
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If you have any mitigating circumstances that have affected your Semester 1 teaching period, the deadline for submitting a mitigating circumstances form to SSO (Kilburn LF21) is Monday 16 January 2017. If you have any mitigating circumstances for the Semester 1 exam period, the deadline for submitting is Monday 30 January 2017. Please note that the School can only consider your circumstances if you have submitted a Mitigating Circumstances form by the deadlines given above.



Girl Geeks Party
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Manchester Girl Geeks are having their end-of-year party on Sunday 18 Dec. Everyone welcome – it’s free, but bring a dish.



Making a Difference Awards 2017
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The annual Making a Difference Awards for social responsibility are now open to receive entries, with a closing date of 1 February 2017.

The awards cover a wide range of contributions to the University’s social responsibility strategy, with categories including sustainability, public and community engagement, teaching and research impact on society, widening participation, social enterprise, volunteering, responsible processes and equality and diversity. Colleagues can nominate themselves or someone else for an award.

Previous winners and highly commended recipients state how receiving a Making a Difference Award has often helped develop their project, highlighted the impact of their work, provided well-deserved recognition to those involved and in some cases secured further resources.

The awards culminate in a high profile awards ceremony, hosted by the President and Vice-Chancellor in May 2017. This key event raises awareness of the many ways individuals and teams across the University make a real difference to the social and environmental wellbeing of our communities and wider society.


• The deadline for entries is 1 February 2017.


• Candidates can self-nominate or be nominated by a third party.


• Individuals and teams can enter.

To read about the full range of categories visit the social responsibility website.

 

Masters News • Tuesday 29 November 2016


British Computer Society (BCS) Several of our masters programmes are accredited by the BCS (http://www.bcs.org/).



British Computer Society (BCS)
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Several of our masters programmes are accredited by the BCS (http://www.bcs.org/). The role of the BCS, the Chartered Institute for IT, under its Royal Charter, is to make IT good for society, ensuring that everyone benefits from technology-led change. Every few years the BCS reviews the programmes it accredits, and a Panel from the BCS will be visiting the school on 1st December as part of the review.  As one aspect of this, the Panel will meet with Student Representative from both our undergraduate and postgraduate taught programmes.



Building Access over Christmas and New Year
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Please note that from Saturday 17th December – Thursday 22nd December 2016 inclusive and from Tuesday 3rd January – Sunday 15th January 2017 inclusive, UG and MSc student access is daily between 08:00 - 23:30 hrs for students who have valid Out-of-Hours Passes.

From Friday 23rd December 2016 – Monday 2nd January 2017 inclusive, when both buildings are closed and there is no student access, The University's Learning Commons and George Kenyon IT Cluster are open throughout this period except for Sunday 25th and Monday 26th December 2016 if you wish to take the opportunity to use the facilities available there.



Phishing Training
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During a discussion about phishing at the Health and Safety committee, the PGT rep asked whether the online training was available for students. It has now been made accessible at: https://app.manchester.ac.uk/CCCEMPH

IT Services have asked that we bear in mind that the course was designed for staff so all of the examples and references are aimed at this audience.



SkyScanner.
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You may have seen in the news last week that SkyScanner, which lets users compare prices for flights and hotels, was sold for £1.4 billion. Did you know that the company’s founders Bonamy Grimes and Gareth Williams graduated from this School? Skyscanner is currently hiring Computer Science students for summer internships and graduate roles.



Oxford Road Closure
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Oxford Road is currently closed for resurfacing between Brunswick Street and Booth Street until late Sun 4 Dec, and bus diversions are in place for services 15, 18, 38, 41-45, 53, X57, 85, 86, 111, 142, 143, 197, 250 and 263. Find out more about the Oxford Road changes.

 

Masters News • Friday 11 November 2016


Student Representatives...



Student Representatives
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The following are the student representatives for our masters programmes.  If there is something you would like to bring to the attention of the school, please consider speaking to one of your representatives about it.  We have so far had one meeting, from which there are a range of actions, and we will have further meetings throughout the year. 

MSc in Advanced Computer Science: Chatzikyriakou Kyriakos
MSc in Advanced Computer Science: Ali Syed Abdullah
MSc in Advanced Computer Science: Kynigos Markos
MSc in Advanced Computer Science: Rafi Naveed
MSc in Advanced Computer Science: Pieris Kyriakos
MSc in Advanced Computer Science: Wan Kunxin
MSc in Advanced Computer Science & IT Management: Kun Ju
MSc in Advanced Computer Science & IT Management: Qiuyu Li
Modular MSc in Advanced Computer Science & IT Management: Hanady Ahmed
Modular MSc in Advanced Computer Science & IT Management: Jon Halliday
Modular MSc in Advanced Computer Science: Pejman Saeghe



Meet the Professionals
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The Careers Service and the Alumni Relations team are running a Meet the Professionals event next Tues 15 Nov 17:00–19:30, in Collab 1 in the Kilburn Building. You can meet University of Manchester alumni who are now working in the area of IT and/or Computing. It will be held in a speed networking format, with groups of students meeting a different alumnus/alumna every 10 minutes. The formal networking lasts an hour and then you'll be able to network more informally with the alumni volunteers over pizza and soft drinks. Advance registration required.



Making a Difference Fair and First Aid CPR Training
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Come along to a First Aid CPR session or the Making a Difference Fair on Tuesday 29th November to join in the activities for the third #GivingTuesday, a national day of giving, encouraging people to consider giving time, money or support to a worthwhile cause at a time of year when society in the UK tends to become consumed with parties, looking good and buying material things for people who often already have a lot.

The Making a Difference Fair, showcasing a variety of organisations where you can volunteer, in the Renold Building Concourse between 11.30am and 2pm, or pop along to a CPR session in your lunchbreak (between 12-2) in the Barnes Wallis Building to learn some lifesaving first aid skills.

Some of the organisations represented are:
Green Impact – NUS Scheme to encourage environmental sustainability
SPORT –many opportunities need no sporting skill or experience
Students Union Access All Areas and RAG
Kaya Volunteering – International Volunteering opportunities
Wood Street Mission (local charity supporting families)
UMBUG (University Bicycle User Group)

Students and staff from the whole University are welcome to attend and if you speak to any of the providers and complete the evaluation you could even win a £50 High Street Gift Voucher.

Follow #GivingTuesdayUoM to see other people’s giving stories from across the University about how they Make a Difference.

Tuesday 29th November (#GivingTuesday)
Renold Building Concourse 11.30am – 2pm – Making a Difference Fair
Barnes Wallis Building Hub – 12noon -2pm (running every 30mins on the half hour)– First Aid CPR Sessions



Girl Geeks
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Practically everyone uses Wikipedia – but have you ever tried adding to it? Women are sorely under-represented in editing and contributing to Wikipedia articles, and Manchester Girl Geeks aim to shift the balance with their Voting For Change edit-a-thon. They're teaming up with the People's History Museum and the Working Class Movement Library to acquire material related to the fight for the vote, and then share this knowledge on Wikipedia. Helpers from Wikimedia UK and Manchester Girl Geeks will be on hand to help you learn and develop editing skills. Free event this Sunday 20 Nov.

 

Masters News • Tuesday 25 October 2016


Postgraduate Research Open Day The university is holding an open day for prospective research students.You can download the programme as a PDF document (3.5MB).



Postgraduate Research Open Day
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The university is holding an open day for prospective research students. You can download the programme as a PDF document (3.5MB).



Research Student's Symposium
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To find out more about what our current research students have been up to, check out our annual Research Symposium Tues-Thurs 1-3 Nov in Kilburn. There’s significant variety, from Multi-core Computing to Learning from Data, from Digital Biology to Logic and Automated Reasoning. Everyone welcome to attend talks or browse poster sessions.



Unit Surveys
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It’s time to have your say about the teaching you’ve had during Period 1. Unit Surveys are open for every PG taught course unit. Please take five minutes to tell us about yours.  Complete your surveys on Blackboard, or on mobile: manchester.ac.uk/tellus.  The survey will be open during weeks 5, 6 and 7 from 24th October until 13th November



Bullying and Harassment
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We take the opportunity of recent headlines in the news to remind everybody that the university has a zero tolerance to harassment and bullying, and that it runs a reporting system [1] for cases of bullying, harassment or discrimination. It can be used by staff and students, and you can report an incident and get support from an advisor [2] or report an incident anonymously.

[1] https://survey.manchester.ac.uk/pssweb/index.php/767652/lang-en

[2] http://www.staffnet.manchester.ac.uk/equality-and-diversity/bhd/harassment-advisors/



Skyscanner
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This from Hacksoc: we’re proud to announce that Skyscanner will be holding a one hour talk entitled: “Distributed Systems at Skyscanner: Case Studies”, this Weds 26 Oct, at 15:00 in Kilburn 1.1. You’re all invited for a one-of-a-kind behind the scenes look at Skyscanner’s technology.



Clocks
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Don’t forget that clocks go back an hour to GMT at 02:00 this coming Sunday 30 October. It’s official – summer's over!

 

Masters News • Sunday 16 October 2016


Change to Out of Hours Access There are neither changes to the hours in which you have access to the Kilburn Building nor to those areas  to which you have access.



Change to Out of Hours Access
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There are neither changes to the hours in which you have access to the Kilburn Building nor to those areas  to which you have access.

The change is that there will be only one porter on duty at the Goods Entrance to the Kilburn Building outside 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.. This change is the result of changes in IT Services. When the porter is doing sweeps on the Kilburn Building at 6 p.m. and for clearing the building for 11:30 p.m.


• The Goods Entrance doors will be locked and accessible via your student identity cards.


• You will be able to leave the building using a push button if the doors are locked.

If you have completed the out of hours test your student identity card should be updated  with the times outside 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. when you are allowed to come into the Kilburn building. This includes weekends. Please ensure that you keep your student card, as well as your paper out-of-hours pass with you so that the porters can check this when doing their sweep of the building.

This change is expected to come into effect at the end of October and we will make an announcement to confirm this.

We want to ensure that everything is working before these changes come into effect.

Do not hesitate to contact me (Robert.Stevens@manchester.ac.uk) if you have any issues or concerns about this change.



Children Visiting the University
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If you have children, please be aware of the procedure for safeguarding children on University premises:

http://documents.manchester.ac.uk/display.aspx?DocID=20444 ;

In particular please note point 9:

“many university buildings have not been designed with children in mind, and do not comply with current building regulations applicable when the presence of children is anticipated. There are physical hazards (such as widely spaced guarding on stairwells and mezzanine floors, or open loading bays), and places of work which require awareness of specific hazards of all kinds (such as laboratories, workshops, etc). Also, staff and students do not expect to encounter children whilst moving a variety of goods around common parts and corridors, and vision panels are seldom full door height.”

You should be aware that both widely spaced guarding on stairwells and an open loading bay are present in the Kilburn Building. For this reason it is not advisable to bring children into our buildings. If children are brought into the building they must be accompanied and appropriately supervised by their parent/guardian at all times.



Mac Lab
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Our iOS/MacOS Developers Lab (Kilburn Room LF17, opposite SSO) has 10 Mac-minis with 27” Thunderbolt displays, two wall-mounted HDMI TVs, and a projector. The lab is for all UG/PGT/PGR students who want to do iOS/MacOS development (but it’s not for regular lab work). You can use it any time. Check it out!



The Volunteering and Social Justice Festival, Tuesday 18th October 2016
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On Tuesday 18th October 2016, the university is holding a new event that brings together two existing University events: the annual Volunteering Fair and JustFest.

The aim is to start a conversation about how to build fairer communities in Manchester, the UK and across the globe. The hope is that by learning about social justice issues, you will be inspired to take action in your community. The Festival will give you the chance to explore aspects of social justice in a creative environment of performances and exhibitions.

Similar to the Volunteering Fair in 2015, you will be able to find opportunities to develop your employability by hearing from, speaking to and networking with charities and professionals, based in Academy 1, on Oxford Road. Come to the Festival to meet over 90 different organisations who all champion social justice in their work in Manchester, the UK and overseas. If you want to fill gaps in your CV or skillset, learn more about a sector that interests you or just get involved in the community, you'll find something to suit you.

If that's not enough, what might tempt you is the array of acts that will be joining us in the outdoor space next to the venue, giving the event a true festival atmosphere. There will be musical performances, soapbox-style talks, spoken word and a selection of food stalls from the renowned Levenshulme Market. There will also be a tent curated by the Students' Union filled with student-led societies and campaigns all working towards a fairer society in Manchester and beyond.

If you have any questions or would like more information, please contact:


• 0161 275 2851 / volunteers@manchester.ac.uk / egc@manchester.ac.uk

 

Masters News • Monday 3 October 2016


Settling In...



Settling In
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I hope you have all now settled in, both in relation to Manchester and the course, having now completed the first week of classes.  This is the first Masters News for the new academic year; further issues will be produced throughout the year to bring a variety of hopefully relevant items to your attention.  If you have items for inclusion in Masters News, please let me know.



Careers Fair
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There will be a Careers Fair in the Kilburn Building, with representatives of many companies that regularly employ our graduates, on October 12 and 13th, 11am – 3pm.



GCHQ Crypto Challenge
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The annual Hack Manchester contest on Sat 29 Oct (tickets still available) has recently gained sponsorship from GCHQ, the security organisation providing signals intelligence to the UK government. If you’ve an interest in CyberSecurity take a look at their challenge based on steganography (hidden messages).



Girl Geeks
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As part of Geek Mental Help Week, Manchester Girl Geeks are holding an all-day event this Sunday 9 Oct at Autotrader’s Manchester office (M15 4FN). There are talks and interactive workshops, and spots for lightning talks and smaller discussions. Tickets are £4.50 including refreshments and lunch.



School Seminar
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As part of the School’s weekly seminar programme, this Weds 5 Oct at 14:00 in Kilburn LT1.5, Prof. Jim Torresen of the University of Oslo, will talk about “Unleashing Artificial Intelligence in the Real World”. Artificial intelligence (AI) has in recent years taken off. In contrast to earlier promising AI periods, this time not only academic researchers are involved but also a number of large companies including Facebook and Google. This talk will give a brief intro to the AI field represented by biologically inspired computing and give some examples of how they have applied it at University of Oslo in several applications including robotics, interactive music and others. All students and staff welcome.



My Learning Essentials
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My Learning Essentials is the Library’s award-winning skills support programme. It enables you to embed a blended offer of tailored support into your curriculum at a programme or course unit level.

You can combine both face-to-face sessions and online resources in Blackboard across a variety of topics from critical thinking to finding information, study strategies and writing essays. You’re also able to recommend bookable workshops and online resources to individual learners to help them develop their core academic skills.

 

Masters News • Monday 5 September 2016


Year Draws to a Close...



Year Draws to a Close
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Most of you who started in September 2016 will be about to submit your dissertations.  I hope that your project has come together well, and that the writing is in hand.  I hope also that you have enjoyed your time in Manchester, and that the programme has lived up to your expectations. We look forward to welcoming many of you back for graduation in December.



Funded PhD Studentship
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In case there are UK / EU students who are interested in a research career, some people we work with at Oxford have a studentship on "AI and Cognitive Computing for Reasoning about Big Data with Application to the Oil and Gas Industry". If you might be interested, details are at:

http://www.jobs.ac.uk/job/AOD452/epsrc-industrial-case-doctoral-studentship-ai-and-cognitive-computing-for-reasoning-about-big-data-with-application-to-the-oil-and-gas-industry/