MSc Summer Barbecue

MSc students take time out of their busy schedule to enjoy a summer BBQ. A sunny July day presented an opportunity to relax and reflect on all their hard work, before submitting their dissertations. Later this month they will present their posters, and demonstrate their project artefacts. We look forward to viewing the culmination of a journey that started a year ago.

Images courtesy of MSc students.




Senior Honours BBQ 2014

Four years of hard work, and a sunny day in May sound like prerequisites for our SH BBQ. Some laughter, lots to eat, photographic evidence and the odd game of Chess provide a well deserved opportunity to unwind before the focus shifts to exams, thoughts of graduation, or the next step. We wish them well in their exams.


Some will remain with us for another year and continue their studies on our MSci (hons) Computer Science or MSc Portfolio. We congratulate them on their exceptional choice and look forward to seeing them again in September.

Senior Honours Class of 2014

Senior Honours Class of 2014

Senior Honours Poster and Demo Sessions

Our talented final year Computer Science students presented their projects last week. A demonstration and poster session allowed them to discuss the output from a semester of hard work with their peer group and staff.


We wish them every success as they approach graduation, and look forward to celebrating their successful CS journey, next Thursday at the SH BBQ.

Images courtesy of Conrad de Kerckhove.

Summer Days in Computer Science

Students and staff took advantage of the Scottish weather on Friday and held a BBQ to mark the anniversary of these events.

  • The Great Fire of Rome
  • Birth of Computer Scientist Mark Crispin
  • The Opening of the StACS Garden



Organised by Jan de Muijnck-Hughes and David Letham. Cooked by Jan de Muijnck-Hughes and Masih Hajiarabderkani. Salad ingredients from the StACS Garden. Enjoyed by all (including Pippa the dog).

Postgraduate Computer Science BBQ

After a busy week of welcome talks and induction, orientation week drew to a close with the postgraduate BBQ.

MSc and PhD students had an opportunity to meet each other, discuss their diverse backgrounds, previous studies, eat burgers, twiglets and consume the local delicacy Irn Bru.

Images Courtesy of Anne Campbell

Orientation Week BBQ

It was great to see so many undergraduate computer science students at the Orientation Barbecue yesterday. New and returning students had the opportunity to discuss the merits of studying computer science, eat burgers and consume the traditional Irn Bru in a friendly setting.

The Gaming/Programming Competition winners also received their prize in the form of Amazon vouchers. Congratulations to Maclej, Simon and Daniel.

Undergrad BBQ

Another BBQ in the School is underway. An opportunity to welcome the new undergraduates and allow them to meet other Comp Sci students. A great turnout from 2nd yr, JH and SH.


The Scottish weather proved favourable for the MSc barbecue yesterday. An excellent turn out with over 50 MSc students sampling burgers, sausages and the local delicacy Irn Bru. Photographic evidence provided.

Staff BBQ

Despite the weather conditions, the end of summer BBQ went ahead, on Friday.

It provided the perfect opportunity to welcome new members of staff and newly arrived PhD students. Congratulations also to Greg on submitting his thesis, and farewell to Angus who will be starting work in New York soon.