Aston University
Aston University
This course will expose students to a range of challenging and exciting topics with real-world applications. It will introduce the principles by which systems for control, decision making and entertainment are designed, developed and improved, giving students a hands-on opportunity to use a variety of tools and languages. at Aston University

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Computer says YES! An introduction to university-level Computer Science

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Event Summary:

This course will expose students to a range of challenging and exciting topics with real-world applications. It will introduce the principles by which systems for control, decision making and entertainment are designed, developed and improved, giving students a hands-on opportunity to use a variety of tools and languages.

Full Event Details:

Aston University is running a four day non-residential computing science course from Monday 8th to Thursday 11th April 2013 for your Year 12 students currently studying ICT or Mathematics. The course will start at 10.00am and end at 4.00pm each day with a presentation evening from 6.00pm to 8.30pm on 11th April which students will be expected to attend.

This course is designed to expose your students to a range of challenging and exciting topics with real-world applications. It will introduce the principles by which systems for control, decision making and entertainment are designed, developed and improved and will give students a hands-on opportunity to use a variety of tools and languages.

If your students are considering a future in the Computing, Communication, Business Systems or Games sectors and want to explore their higher education options then this is the course for them. This course will appeal to students keen to find out more about the practical aspects of implementing software, the mathematical foundations of how computer algorithms work or the way that future software products will be designed. No prior experience in programming is required.

With a mix of lectures, hands-on exercises and workshops, students will get a real impression of what life is like at a small, friendly, campus university. In labs, students will be mentored by experienced postgraduates and undergraduates from Aston’s successful Student Software Company. Student Ambassadors and members of our Computing Science Society will be available throughout the course to share their experiences of higher education and giving tours of the campus and facilities. Students will also have plenty of opportunities to talk informally with staff and see examples of project work produced by our final year students.

Over the four days students will work in teams on a software development project which will allow novice and experienced programmers alike to tackle a real-world problem and generate an exciting solution. Students will display and demonstrate their results at the event finale on the evening of 11th April, to which parents/guardians, staff, local entrepreneurs and Aston students will be invited.

During the course students will learn about a wide range of topics including:
Programming using Java or another language; Project management and problem solving; User interface design; Machine learning and artificial intelligence; Web development; Computer graphics; Geographical / spatial information systems; How computers can work with uncertain information

For more information, or to request application forms for the event please contact Angela Morris.
Please note that booking is essential and students must complete individual application forms. This is a four day non-residential course and attendance on all four days is compulsory for successful applicants: no fee will be charged in this case. Schools will be liable for a £50 cancellation charge per student for any cancellations made less than two weeks prior to the event, or for non-attendance at all or part of the event. Bookings will be allocated on a first-come first-served basis with a maximum of 5 places available to any one school or college.

Suitable For:
Bookings by Teachers for Key Stage 5 (Students aged 16-18)
Individuals (Enquiry not required to be through a school)

Duration: Other

Min. Students: 1

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Institution Profile:

Aston, a research-led University, was founded in 1895. It has been recognised as a University since 1966 and is renowned for its excellent teaching quality and significant ties to industry, government and commerce. Based in the centre of Birmingham, it boasts a 40 acre-campus with academic, social and accommodation facilities. The University’s student population of just over 8,800 comes from more than 120 countries.

This University is dedicated to superior education with innovative programmes. The five main areas of study at the University are Aston Business School; the School of Engineering and Applied Science; the School of Languages and Social Sciences; the School of Life and Health Sciences; and Interdisciplinary Studies.

Academic strengths

The University is committed to providing high quality, innovative programmes, which meet the needs of the professional world and prepare you for a challenging and rewarding career. Aston University is consistently highly ranked in various league/rankings tables.

The following subject areas have been assessed by the Quality Assurance Agency (QAA) as Excellent (marks over 22 out of 24): business and management; biological sciences; French; German; optometry; pharmacy; and psychology.

Most of our bachelor’s degrees offer you the choice to study on sandwich courses, which include a paid work placement or a study year at a partner institution. The work placement provides the opportunity to put knowledge into practice whilst gaining valuable professional experience to enhance your employment prospects.

Aston Graduates are highly sought after by many major international companies, and the University is consistently at the top of the league tables for graduate employment.




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