Student articles

  • Justin Richards asks what makes for a good Curriculum Vitae?
  • The first few weeks of any new job can be a critical time for the recently recruited. However, if you follow a few simple guidelines things should run smoothly.
  • Almost two million working Pentium 3s and Pentium 4s are being trashed every year in the UK. Computer reuse and recycling are very low in Britain which is criminal when there are students in Africa who have never been able to use a computer.
  • We've all had them, spam emails that pretend to be something they're not. Lurking in our inbox waiting for us to get careless and mistakenly click on them before we realize it's too late. But what is a fraudulent email?
  • As Wikis are increasing in popularity globally, roving reporter Justin Richards went up to Leeds to interview Andy Mitchell, a mature student at Leeds Metropolitan University, involved in a significant new student Wiki project.
  • Computer expert. Boffin. IT specialist. Different names for perhaps a similar type of person. Two other terms are frequently used, often derogatively, these being Geek or Nerd. Some have embraced these labels while the majority are embarrassed by the association.
  • Globalization is sometimes described as a process that has revolutionized the way in which people and organizations do business worldwide. Not only does it allow countries from different parts of the world to exchange ideas and information, it also creates internationalization for financial trading, aiding the formation of new markets and enabling companies to develop and operate as internationals, multinationals and global businesses.
  • Simon Galbraith, managing director of Red Gate Software, looks at the hiring of IT professionals from an employers' perspective and at the importance of testers.
  • Michael Nutley, editor of New Media Age magazine, recently reported on new trends in media campaigning and digital technology at the University of Bath's Oakfield campus. The event was jointly sponsored by the University of Bath, BCS, and Set-Squared, and was co-ordinated by Wired-West.
  • Increasing numbers of people are being prosecuted for illegally downloading material from the internet as the entertainment corporations panic over perceived lost revenues.