Children in Need 2016

Well done to Sophie and Caitlyn, who raised £215 pounds for Children In Need today. They are pictured setting up shop and selling their delicious homemade cakes and biscuits. Thanks to staff and students for helping them raise a fabulous total. Options included Pretzels, Rainbow Cupcakes (lactose free), Oreo Cupcakes, Brownies (gluten free), Chocolate cake (vegan) and Gingerbread Pudsey Bears.

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Review their previous 2012, 2013 and 2015 cakes and fundraising through our past blog posts. A great effort all round, we look forward to seeing you again next year.

Computer Science supports Macmillan

The School hosted another successful Coffee Morning organised by Dr Ishbel Duncan. This year, September 30th is the UK’s annual biggest coffee morning in aid of MacMillan Cancer care. Some of the home baking and donations are pictured below. So far we’ve raised just over £120. Very, well done to everyone who participated. David Letham was named Best Baker.

UPDATE: The final amount raised by computer science was £173.30.

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MacMillan Coffee Morning

Event details

  • When: 30th September 2016 10:45 - 16:30
  • Where: Cole Coffee Area

The yearly World’s Biggest Coffee Morning for MacMillan cancer support is on Friday 30th September.

Staff and students are invited to donate cakes, biscuits or home produce for sale on Friday morning from 10.45am in the JCB coffee area. Everyone is invited to bake, cook or donate either national delicacies or just something you want to share. In previous years we have also had home made jam and home grown fruit and vegetables for sale. For some recipe ideas see http://coffee.macmillan.org.uk/ideas/baking-recipes/

Donations for a raffle are also welcome (to Ishbel or the School Office).

The MacMillan coffee morning raises money for nurses and counsellors to support cancer patients and their families. At home or hospice terminal and support care nursing costs £28 per hour and a counsellor costs £15 per hour.

Computer Science: June Graduation Reception 2016

Congratulations to our Senior Honours Class of 2016, and our PhD students Dr Jan de Muijnck-Hughes, Dr Christopher Davies, Dr Jakub Dostal, Dr Marc Werfs, Dr Ditchaphong Phoomikiattisak, Dr Bruce Simpson and Dr Ward Jaradat who graduated yesterday. Students were invited to a reception in the school to celebrate their achievement with staff, friends and family.

Saad Attieh, one of our talented SH students was awarded this year’s Principal’s Medal, which recognises exceptional endeavour and achievement during a student’s time at St Andrews. Read more about the medal and his journey in the University News.

Our graduates move on to a wide variety of interesting and challenging employment and further study opportunities, and we wish them all well with their future careers.

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Computer Science fundraisers: Dryathlons and Marathons

Alex Voss has completed a January Dryathlon for Cancer Research UK. Read about his recent exploration of mocktails and smoothies, and help him reach his target through justgiving.

https://www.justgiving.com/Alexander-Voss-dryathlete2016

Alex Bain will be running the London Marathon this year, for wordwide cancer research and has been busy fundraising with a car wash, calendars and a Burns Night. He will be holding a bake sale on Friday 19th February in the school. Help support all his hard work in training for the event.

https://www.justgiving.com/Alex-Bain

Graduation November 2015

Congratulations to the Masters Class of 2015, and PhD students Dr Luke Hutton and Dr Chris Schneider who graduated on Monday. Dr Chonlatee Khorakhun graduated in absentia.

Students were invited to a reception in the school to celebrate their achievement with staff, friends and family.

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Our graduates have moved on to a wide variety of interesting and challenging employment and further study opportunities, and we wish them all well with their future careers.

2014/15 Graduation Reception on St Andrews Day

Event details

  • When: 30th November 2015 11:00 - 14:00
  • Where: Cole Coffee Area

The School of Computer Science will be holding a Graduation Reception in the Jack Cole Building on Monday 30th November 2015 from 11:00am to 14:00pm for Masters and PhD students who are graduating that day at Younger Hall.

The graduates are invited, along with their guests, to come along after the ceremony for a glass of bubbly and mini cream cake or two! Staff are encouraged to come along and join in the celebrations.

On behalf of the school may I wish those graduates unable to attend Graduation the very best for their future endeavors.

 

Official Opening: Interaction Lab

Dean of Science, Professor Al Dearle officially opened the new Interaction Lab earlier today. The lab is situated within the John Honey building within the School of Computer Science and houses the research talents of both SACHI and Open Virtual Worlds.

The Dean of Science, Professor Aaron Quigley Chair of HCI, current staff and students, alumni and Emeritus Professor, Ron Morrison were photographed enjoying the opening celebrations.

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Computer Science: June Graduation Reception 2015

Congratulations to our Senior Honours Class of 2015, and a bumper crop of PhD students Dr Ruth Hoffmann, Dr Jonathan Ward, Dr Masih Hajiarabderkani, Dr John McCaffery, Dr Ross Nicol, Dr Lei Fang, Dr Yi Yu and Dr Graeme Stevenson who graduated last week. Students were invited to a reception in the school to celebrate their achievement with staff, friends and family. Our graduates move on to a wide variety of interesting and challenging employment and further study opportunities, and we wish them all well with their future careers.

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Computer Science: Senior Honours 2015 (image courtesy of Callum Hyland)

In express agreement with Computer Science Law, a new supply of Toblerone arrives just in time for graduation, courtesy of Ruth Hoffmann.

In express agreement with Computer Science Law, a new supply of Toblerone arrives just in time for graduation, courtesy of Ruth Hoffmann.

A good vintage: A sea of blue gowns equals talented PhD students.

A good vintage: A sea of blue gowns equals talented PhD students.

Graduation December 2014

Congratulations to the Masters Class of 2014, and PhD students Dr Lakshitha De Silva and Dr Iain Parris who graduated today. The School also celebrated the installation of Professor Ian Miguel.
Students were invited to a reception in the school to celebrate their achievement with staff, friends and family.

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Winter graduation coincided with a weekend of St Andrew’s Day celebrations captured in full glory by MSc student Xu Zhu.

Historic Streets, Peir, Harbour and Old Course

Historic Streets, Pier, Harbour and Old Course

R&A, Christmas Lights and Cèilidh.

R&A, Christmas Lights and Cèilidh.

Our graduates have moved on to a wide variety of interesting and challenging employment and further study opportunities, and we wish them all well with their future careers.