hesan's blog posts

Union Computers launch day!

Nov

23

Union Computers shop

Come and say hello at our launch party this Thursday 25 November at 3pm at Falmer House!

Free food and drinks, come and meet the team, ask advice on anything technology related and see some of our amazing prices - the article tells you more:

http://is.gd/hDiwc

Web Team and the Press Office are also invited -so come on over!

Union Computers launches soon :)

Oct

27

I don't do advertising round these parts..... These parts are looked after and monitored by a very nice bunch of people who work very hard every day to ensure that the kind of content on here stays informative and worthwhile :)

So, all I wanted to say was that very soon Union Computers© will be coming to the University of Sussex, University of Brighton & BSMS students.

A computer shop which is "run by students for students" and is here to serve you...............

Our shop at Falmer House is now taking real shape and you can see some of our external advertising:

 

The shop from the outside corridor

Union Computers 2

Union Computers from the outside

And the Union Computer team painting:

Union Computer Team

So, for more information -visit http://is.gd/gnbkr and keep an eye out for further information on our launch day and details of the exact services and offers that will be available :)

Take care for now and hope your all having a wonderful Academic Term :)

Brighton seafront at night is beautiful....

Jun

05

I have had my own blog up and running since last month that I am posting to regularly and I wanted to share it with you all.

Brighton Seafront was looking beautiful this evening:

come and say hello

My final days in the Web team @ Sussex

Apr

28

Hi all,

Well, this is it, I officially finish at the Web Team this Thursday and what a ride it has been! I have been working primarily on the SPLASH project since last September and I have learnt a great deal about the interaction between students/staff and e-learning. Some things I thought I know and some areas I was totally taken aback about.

Being here at the University of Sussex has given me a great sense of belonging and the sense of being "part of a team", and it definately made me feel like a student again - how I miss those days ;-)

It was my first real job in Higher Education, although I had worked on some small freelance projects in various places. I have to say, once you get a job at a place like this, it is highly addictive and it makes you want to do everything in your power to stay here for the long-term - such a nice change from working in the private sector, where within a design agency I would be pushed so hard, working until 9 or 10pm at night was a norm.

I'm going to miss working with the Web Team: Dominic: (Mr X as I like to call him)/Jack/Andy/Penny and Tony - all lovely people, who get stuck into work, without a single hesitance or moan! Well, actually, we all moaned most of the time! ;-) 

So, what happens after Thursday? Well, I am fortunate enough to be going over to InQbate, The Centre of Excellent in Teaching and Learning in Creativity. Some of you may know it, others may not - so go on over and take a peek. It's all about collaboration, self-direction and experiential learning within a technology rich environment. Wow, a lot to take on board.

I will be around there doing numerous things with web, video and technology support - and anything else I need to get my hands stuck into! So, if your around, come on over and say hello from Friday.

I will probably end up blogging on SPLASH more, now that I am leaving the Web Team, although I should probably do more on my own blog - plenty to talk about.

So, you can find me on Twitter // FaceBook // Dopplr// mysite

OR, just keep on using my university email address OR checking my SPLASH profile! I love this site, then again, I am biased I guess ;-)

Thursday 30th April at 1pm - lunch and drinks at East Slope - obviously for the people I know - not some random geezer! ahahaha

All that remains for me to say is bye bye Sussex House, bye bye office space by the grass and I am going to miss those interesting things I always end up hearing coming from over by the Press Team! ;-) xx

Keep smiley faced and remember: Always remain positive, no matter the issue ;-)

SPLASH being relocated later today as part of website relaunch..

Apr

16

Hello people!

Just a little reminder to inform you all that SPLASH will be relocated today in line with the new University of Sussex website relaunch.

It will now become part of the internal University system with it's own dedicated tab:

Exciting times!Cool

SPLASH on twitter

Mar

26

For you of those who are using twitter, SPLASH now has it's own channel:

SPLASH_UoS @ twitter

CoolCool

See you over there....

The Jisc conference at the Eicc, Edinburgh... *UPDATED*

Mar

24

WELL, I BLOG TO U NOW FROM THE JISC CONFERENCE IN EDIMNBURGH AND I HAVE JUST FINISHED GIVING MY PRESENTATION!! INTENSE A LOT OF PEOPLE AND RATHER DIFFERENT TO WHAT IM USED TO--.-sS  IF THE TEXT LOOKS WEIRD, ITS BECAUSE MY NOKIA 5800 IS BEHAVING BADLY--....iILL BLOG MOTRE ON WHAT HAPPENED HERE LATER, BUT FOR NOW, THE CONFERENCE IS GOING WELL.WHAT I CAN AASAY IS THAT SPLASH IS GETTING BETTER ON MOBILE PLATFORMS!!!! TINYMCEWORKS INCL IMAGES AND VIDEO

Update since yesterday's JISC conference. The JISC organisation has now placed online access to all presentations and individual user sessions. Presentations are avilable in PDF format and audio recordings available in MP3:

For all of the JISC Conference Overview: JISC 2009 Conference

For my user session and presentation (alongside Dr. Nicola Whitton, MMU & Lucy Stone, Leicester College):
Every Learner Counts Presentations & Audio

Find comments made by me on Twitter

Find ALL twitter comments made in relation to the Jisc Conference (using keyword: #jisc09)

It's good to see accessibility of the material, but using PDF is probably not the best way in which to do this - slideshare is much more accessible...

Did you know......

Mar

06

......that it took nearly 30 minutes this afternoon to get served at the East Slope bar?

Well, now you do....

It was so so busy....

So, word of warning for anyone going over to East Slope bar for lunch during the coming sunny days:

GET THERE EARLY! Cool

Engineering and Islam

Feb

11

Has anyone ever thought about or realised how much influence or significance Islam has had upon Engineering?

Being of mixed race and my father having been born in Baghdad, I know only too well about Islamic history in relation to Science and specifically the seminal period of AD 800 - 1100.

To start the discussion surrounding Engineering and Islam, one of the first things I learnt about was Al-Jazari's "Scribe Clock". A most amazingly designed timepiece.

Actually, if you would like to add to this open discussion, please add a comment below sharing your knowledge of Engineering and Islam and include your perspective.

All ideas and comments can then be included at an event this Friday 13th February between 11-3pm, at InQbate.

Cotton Tree @ East Slope

Jan

22

I don't know whether many of you knew this - but there was one place on campus where you could get good, home-cooked and healthy food for £5 or under.

Well, what I am referring to is 'The Cotton Tree' and it's owner: Mia. Back in October 2008, our lovely USSU President Laura Tazzioli reported on the food Mia was serving up at the East Slope Bar.

Take a look at what she wrote:


East slope bar has been serving the most amazing food ever recently, and it is brought to our hungry mouths by ‘Cotton Tree’.

Mia, from Cotton Tree, has ran the company with help from friends and family for about two and a half years and her unique selling point is that it has always been ‘home-cooked’ food. The types of cuisine are very much international, but in the first instance centred around the ‘Creole’ cuisine and had variations of origin:

West African Creole, British/Portugese/Brazilian Creole, Peri-Peri

At the moment, Mia serves food from lunchtime until it runs out and then heads home. In approximately 2 - 3 weeks, Mia and her team will have their own kitchen setup inside the East Slope bar, (rather than cooking off-site and bringing it in) and will be serving food until late at the bar every day.

If you haven’t witnessed it, go and try it! Its well yummy.


So, have a guess who is back?!!

Yes, the Cotton Tree is back up at the EAST SLOPE BAR permanently in the kitchen and opens Monday-Friday: 12-6pm and Sunday 12-3pm.

Now, I suggest you get yourself up there for some good old-fashioned home cooking and forget all those sandwiches, crisps and chocolate.

You will not regret the taste on your tongue of Chicken and Chorizo Jambalaya, with a chilli sauce to die for. Portions are serious and will keep you saisfied for a long long time..

Welcome back Cotton Tree ;-0

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