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Foundation Degree Interactive Multimedia Lecturer on Study Visit to Tallinn Estonia

Interactive Multimedia Lecturer on Study Visit to Tallinn Estonia Jacqueline Toa acqueline Toal, a lecturer from the school of Computing and Multimedia undertook a weeklong study visit to the city of Tallinn in Estonia at the beginning of November. The study visit was funded under the Transversal study visits programme which is part of the Life Long Learning programme. Many of the participants came from all over Europe such as Finland, France, Spain, Italy, Slovenia, Greece, the Netherlands and Belgium.

SRC Students on Visit to The Ulster University

Students visit University of UlsterStudents across SRC recently attended an information event held in the computing department at the University of Ulster Jordanstown Campus.

This event was for students who are studying on a Foundation Degree which is linked to Honours Degree Computing courses at the University of Ulster, and was designed to help students to understand more about the linked courses and the progression opportunities available to them.

At the event, students had the opportunity to speak to academic staff from the courses that are on offer. They could also speak to current students who came to Ulster through the Foundation Degree route. The event included a tour of the campus and the computing facilities.

Students attending the event were from the, FdSc Interactive Multimedia, Newry Campus.
 

SRC students have the big idea

Students are presented an award Foundation Degree Students from the Interactive Multimedia course had great success in the Big Idea competition recently held at a gala final in the Culloden Hotel, Belfast. The students came runners up in their category and won a prize of £500 for the College and also £50 for each participant.

The student’s idea was to develop an online booking system for staff and students of the Southern Regional College to book car parking spaces across the College campuses. The student’s idea was to develop an online booking system for staff and students of the Southern Regional College to book car parking spaces across the College campuses. "The students showed great initiative and enthusiasm for developing their idea" commented Stephen Rogan Course Director for the Foundation Degree. Mr Brian Doran Chief Executive of SRC added "These students have shown excellent entrepreneurial skills in developing this idea from conception to final presentation."

Foundation Degree Student Completes Website for Local Company

 Foundation degree student in Interactive Multimedia Joseph Murphy, successfully produced a website design for a local business, B & B Plumbing.

This project was undertaken in association with the Business support unit as part of the Interact scheme managed by Monica Doran, Monica highlighted that “‘Interact is a programme that offers free support to local businesses with an identified development need, if this need matches curriculum specifications” .

This was integrated into assignment work as part of the curriculum for the Foundation degree in a module Creative Web Design delivered by Jacqueline Toal. Jacqueline stated “It was a great opportunity for Joseph Murphy to develop professional practice skills by working upon an industrial brief to a customer specification for local SME. By undertaking this project Joseph has increased his employability skills and this experience has added benefit and value to his future career”.

SRC Students Bursting With Big Ideas

Students from the Foundation Degree in Interactive Multimedia are bursting with big ideas, innovation and creativity after attending the Big Ideas Workshop hosted in the Canal Court Hotel Newry.

A total of 60 students from SRC were invited to the Big Ideas Workshop designed to encourage entrepreneurial thinking and allow students to generate ideas through interactive exercises. Students were set various tasks throughout the afternoon challenging them to think outside the box and work together in teams to develop and then pitch their ideas. One of the tasks challenged the students to devise creative business solutions to change and improve their college environment.

The Big Ideas Competition is approaching later in the year and it is hoped that the workshop will inspire the students to enter. Judging on the students’ enthusiasm and the ideas generated, there will be many exciting entries this year from SRC.

Staff from Northern Ireland's Skillset Media Academy visit Google Dublin

Staff from Northern Ireland's Skillset Media Academy outside Google's headquarters for Europe, Middle East and Africa

Members of the Northern Ireland Skillset Media Academy met with senior executives of Google and Microsoft as part of a fact-finding mission on the future direction of digital media.

The study tour to Dublin, part-funded by Connected, also included representatives from Digital Circle, Nothern Ireland's digital media industry group and University of Ulster's school of languages and literature.

The tour on 6 and 7 November 2008 also met with exectives of the National Digital Research Centre and Digital Hub in Dublin and Dun Laghaire Institute of Art Design and Technology's Cube digital media incubation centre.

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