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School of Computer Science, The University of Manchester
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September 22, 2016 07:09 AM PDT

Our latest episode of the CS@Manchester podcast features an interview with Laura Howarth-Kirke from the BBC.

Laura graduated from the School of Computer Science in 2013 and won SET Student of the Year. She has since worked at the BBC under firstly their graduate scheme and now as a software developer.

We discuss how and why she first became interested in Computer Science, her role and experiences working at the BBC and what future technologies she expects to see in the future that will change our behaviour with the web and TV.

You can tweet us @csmcr if you have any questions and see our full archive of podcasts here:

July 26, 2016 06:50 AM PDT

Our final year Computer Science students graduated last week, which included a formal ceremony followed by a Champagne reception celebration in the Kilburn Building. There were over 400 people in the glorious Manchester sunshine toasting our successful graduates, including many families and friends alongside academics and support staff from the School.

We managed to catch up with a few of our students (who are, in order by appearance: George Vanbrugh, Lora Lovchalieva, Veneta Haralampieva & Anmol Khurana) and ask them about their experiences as an undergraduate here in Manchester and where they plan to go next, now they have graduated.

We also speak to Toby Howard (http://www.cs.man.ac.uk/~toby/), our Undergraduate director, on a proud day for everyone in the School, where we get to celebrate the fantastic achievements of so many students, as their journey at Manchester comes to an end.

Tweet us @csmcr or if you have any enquiries about our degree programmes then please email

You can also follow Veneta's full student experience by visiting her blog site: http://www.mub.eps.manchester.ac.uk/veneta-haralampieva/

May 20, 2016 08:03 AM PDT

We interviewed 4 of our recent Computer Science graduates attending a recent Alumni event back at the School of Computer Science at The University of Manchester.

Featured in the episode are:

Stephanie Cook
Software Engineer, BBC

Mihai Anca
Software Developer, Envoy (Formerly working at Twitter in Silicon Valley)

Qasim Ashraf
Software Engineer, Appsense

Zac Hamid,
Graduate Software Developer, IBM

April 04, 2016 09:00 AM PDT

Today's episode of the CS@Manchester podcast features an extended interview Prof Danielle George from the School of Electrical and Electronic Engineering.

We talk about her experiences doing the Royal Institution Christmas Lectures in 2014, why she thinks the term Engineer is wrongly reflected in society and her thoughts on the crossover between Computer Science and Engineering, and what they can learn from each other.

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March 07, 2016 06:06 AM PST

Today's episode of the CS@Manchester podcast features an interview with Dr Simon Harper, a lead academic in the field of Human Computer Interaction and User Experience in the School of Computer Science here at The University of Manchester.

Simon talks to us about his journey into academia, he's research interests, the future of our computer use, our behaviour with them and his role as UG Applicant Tutor in the School.

You can find out more information about Simon here:

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January 29, 2016 02:36 AM PST

Just before Christmas our MSc and PhD students had their graduation ceremony and we caught up with a few of them at the celebrations to talk about their experiences on the course, what they've enjoyed about Manchester and what they may do in the future. We also spoke to some academic staff members about what the day means to them, where our students might further their careers and their personal highlights supervising student projects.

Staff and students featured, in order of appearance:

Dr Jon Shapiro, Director of PGR, School of Computer Science

Dr Chris Seaton, Phd Computer Science, @ChrisGSeaton

Prof Jim Miles, Head of School of Computer Science

Dr David Rydeheard, Senior Lecturer, School of Computer Science

Dr Duncan Hull, Lecturer, School of Computer Science @dullhunk

Adones Rukundo, Uganda (MSc Advanced Computer Science)

Abhilash Rai, India (MSc Advanced Computer Science & IT Mgt)

Diego Lavayen Alarcon, Ecuador (MSc Advanced Computer Science)

Crefeda Rodrigues, India (MSc Advanced Computer Science) @crefeda http://www.mub.eps.manchester.ac.uk/crefedarodrigues/

Olesia Proskurnia, Russia (MSc Advanced Computer Science & IT Mgt)

Please tweet us any feedback @csmcr

December 15, 2015 05:35 AM PST

Today's episode of the CS@Manchester podcast is an interview with comedy act Fox Dog Studios, who are graduates from the Computer Science degree here in Manchester.

We talk about their experiences at Edinburgh Fringe Festival, why they chose to take this career path and the technical challenges they face in producing their interactive show.

You can find more information about them here:

October 19, 2015 08:36 AM PDT

As part of the celebrations of Ada Lovelace Day last week we interviewed a number of academics and students to find out their thoughts about the challenges facing Women In Computer Science/STEM and what we can do to raise the profile of women in science, technology, engineering and maths. Today's episode interviewees include Dr Caroline Jay, Prof Danielle George, Prof Uli Sattler, Prof Sophia Ananiadou, Sarah King and Osnat Katz. If you have any questions for the podcast team then please email schools.liaison@cs.man.ac.uk

September 17, 2015 08:26 AM PDT

Episode four of the CS@Manchester podcast features an interview with Professor Steve Furber from the School of Computer Science at The University of Manchester. Steve talks us through his time before joining the University, his research with The Human Brain Project, SpiNNaker and his interest in historical computer science pioneers Ada Lovelace and Alan Turing.

August 05, 2015 08:32 AM PDT

Today's episode is an interview with one of our final year PhD students, Oscar Florez, and his journey from Colombia to Manchester and his research in BioMedicine and informatics.

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