Good morning! It's Week 12 –
a B week, and the final teaching week of the year, which can mean only one thing ... the exams are coming. And it's a Bank Holiday today too –
so how about this for service?
LAB MARKING. We need to get all outstanding lab marking completed this week. There's a huge amount of data to crunch and get right. I know I can count on your patience and goodwill as we get the books in order. If you have any issues, please speak to your relevant lab manager ASAP. Remember, please, there is a vast amount of data, and everyone is doing their best to get it all organised.
MAY BALL. The May Ball is at the Palace Hotel on Saturday 12 May. There'll be some staff there too (you'll spot us – we're the Old People). Prof Jim Miles, our Head of School, has asked me to pass on his apologies – he would love to be there, but alas is away in Canada on business.
SUMMER VACATION WORK. The School is offering paid summer vacation work for UG students to work on a number of projects. The deadline for you to apply is 5pm on 13 May. Appointments will be announced on 20 May. Full details → http://www.cs.manchester.ac.uk/employment/vacationjobs/index.php?view=ug
NEW QUIET ROOM. An idea came in from the online Suggestion Box (https://suggest.cs.manchester.ac.uk) to establish a Quiet Room for UG students, where you can study quietly without the kind of distractions we usually find in labs and open areas, and without having to truck down to John Rylands. We've consulted your Student Reps, and now we're on the case, with plans to establish such a room in Kilburn, to be ready for September 2012. If you have any views on the idea, please email me.
ACM PROGRAMMING COMP THIS WEEK. Wednesday 9 May, 1300-1630 in Collab 1, Kilburn. A chance to practise your programming for competitions, with submissions automatically judged, supported languages C, C++ and Java, prizes for winners (still to be decided) hosted by Manchester Coding DoJo. → https://www.facebook.com/events/444463162246565/
NEW COMPS FACEBOOK PAGE. Keep in the picture about competitions → https://www.facebook.com/groups/104658903001137/
PAST EXAM PAPERS. A reminder that you can see past exam papers → http://www.cs.manchester.ac.uk/assessment/exam_papers/index.php?view=ug
GIVE US FEEDBACK. The University wants to hear your views. Please take a moment to complete the Semester 2 on-line Unit Survey, and also the Student Barometer → http://my.manchester.ac.uk
CAREERS. Come to the Graduate Recruitment Fair in Manchester on Wednesday 13 and Thursday 14 June 2012, 10.30am - 4.00pm, The Armitage Centre, Fallowfield, Manchester. Hundreds of graduate jobs plus some postgraduate course places. 160 exhibitors. Register → www.manchester.ac.uk/graduatefair
FILL THE CABINET. You pass by it every day. It's the Byte Cafe museum of computer history. But, it's out of date. We'd like to refresh it. What should go in there? Send in your suggestions, and if yours is picked by the School, you could win £50 in Amazon vouchers. → http://www.cs.man.ac.uk/~gbrown/comps/cabinet/
HAVE YOUR SAY. Anything bugging you? Talk to us. → http://www.cs.manchester.ac.uk/have-your-say/
The Monday Mail archive → http://goo.gl/xjOJo
I hope you have a good week,