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Six Reasons to Get Involved in the Nottingham Tech Scene

By Kathryn Moss, Employability Officer in collaboration with Jessica White, software developer, UNiDAYS Did you know there is a massive tech scene on your doorstep?  According to the Tech Nation 2018 report, in 2017, there were over 11,607 jobs available in Nottingham in the digital tech sector with over 102 digital tech businesses launching in 2016 alone. This …

The Future of Work: Opportunities in 3D Printing

By Chris Jones, Senior Careers Adviser for Science and Engineering 3D printing – or additive manufacturing to give it its proper name – has been around for a long time. In fact, the first patent for early 3D printing technology was filed in the 1980s. However, in recent years, the technology has developed rapidly and …

The Future of Work: Artificial Intelligence

Jen Balloch, Employability Education Projects Officer: Faculty of Science Known as the ‘father of AI‘, computer scientist, John McCarthy first coined the term Artificial Intelligence (AI) in 1956. It started as a philosophical debate about whether machines could ever imitate human thought. Nowadays AI can be seen in many aspects of our everyday lives, from using …

Emerging Technologies: Interview with the CTO of Thomson Reuters

By Mirae Tejura, second-year student, studying management When many of us think of emerging, futuristic technologies, we picture driverless cars, personal robot assistants, voice-activated everything. Heavy research and development in the driverless car industry suggests this soon may be a reality. We are still in the early stages of learning, creating and exploring what we can …

What Is the Internet of Things?

By Kathryn Moss, Employability Officer: Jubilee Campus In a nutshell, the Internet of Things (IoT) allows everyday objects to be sensed or controlled remotely through the internet in order to automate a process. It could be anything a lightbulb in your home, which is being controlled by your mobile phone; or a smart city, where …

The Future of Work: Cyber Security

By Kathryn Moss, Employability Officer, Jubilee Campus Cyber security is how we protect computers, hardware, and software. This could be through technology, processes or measures that we take to protect ourselves from cyber crimes. As more things become reliant on technology, and our homes and businesses contain more internet-controlled devices, it is more important than ever …

What Is the Fourth Industrial Revolution, How Will It Affect My Career?

By Kathryn Moss, Employability Officer, Jubilee Campus If you aren’t aware of the Fourth Industrial Revolution (Industry 4.0) yet, the likelihood is that you are going to hear more about it over the coming months and years. We are in an exciting and progressive era with advances in technology, such as robotics, artificial intelligence and internet …

CSN CV and Networking Event

By Laura Estrop, Social Media Officer I recently attended an event run by the Creative Student Network, or CSN for short, which is a student society run by Dr Elizabeth Evans, a film and television lecturer at the University. Their networking event gave students the chance to meet and talk with University alumni who now …