Introduction about the School of Computing Science plus a selection of logos to
showcase who they work with.
Can’t provide logos (forget this)
Move the bit about research and teaching (from home) to here, or maybe keep the
specific stuff:
Computing at Newcastle Univeristy was established in 1957, making us one of the
oldest academic centres for computing research in the UK. We are also one of the
UK’s leading universities in terms of computing science, with internationally
renowned research excellence that feeds directly into our degrees. Computing Science
at Newcastle achieved a Grade 5 (or equivalent) in each national research grading
exercises. That means that our research is of international standing, and that both
undergraduate and postgraduate course students receive tuition from academics who
leaders in their research fields.
We have four main research groups: Dependability; Distributed Systems; Scalable
Information Management (including bioinformatics); and Modelling & Reasoning.
Computing Science also house two University research centres: the Centre for
Software Reliability (CSR) and the North-East Regional e-Science Centre (NEReSC).
 Latest news
Interesting student research/projects
Until we have a decent news service on the school website (soon to be established)
there will be some information about a couple of student projects in the profiles.
One source of examples of students doing interesting things are the news letters (see
these in the “About Us” file – the Qas Chaudry, and the Derek Mortimer examples
might be good in this respect.
Can link to University news at: http://www.ncl.ac.uk/press.office/press.release/
Images and description about the facilities – sell the ‘sexy’ ones
Don’t have images yet, but will provide them for the following:
1. Computing Clusters: in addition to the many PC clusters across the
University the School of Computing Science provided dedicated PC clusters
running Windows and Linux allow students to allow undergraduate and
postgraduate students unparalleled learning resources. In the 2007 national
student survey, Computing Science at Newcastle was the top-rated computing
science department for the provision of learning resources (with includes the
IT facilities and the library).
<picture of the Mill cluster (looks good)>
2. Centre for Teaching and Learning: Newcastle shares the only Centre for
Teaching and Learning dedicated to computing. This includes a state-of-art
learning laboratory in which group projects can be conducted in collaboration
with students at other Universities using videoconferencing and shared
<picture of the CETL Lab>
3. Research facililties: many postgraduate and final year undergraduate student
undertake projects within one of our internationally recognised research
groups. Often this means using high-end research facilities such as the
Informatics Research Institute’s Virtual Reality CAVE and the advanced
interaction technologies found in Culture Lab, the University’s centre for
digital practice.
<picture of the VR suite> <picture of the motion capture system>
The University
Introduction about the University’s success, reputation and facilities
I have included a set of publications about student life (societies, sport) etc. in the
“About us” folder – any of this text can be used directly. Let me know if you want any
of the figures and I’ll get the originals.
All the “about” information for the University can be found on the website for the
University: I would suggest selecting a subset of this if you want a punchy piece
about the University.
Social events – clubs, festivals, societies, etc
See the documents in the “About Newcastle” folder – as a heading this looks repetitive
of the “About Newastle” section.
Links to news and press releases
Only works for the University
Profiles of success stories – previous students (pictures and snippets of info)
Information needed:
 Who they work for now - and where in the world
 A photograph – a lifestyle shot if possible
 Their job title, salary (if possible) and brief description of their role
 A bit about their life – car they drive, pets, favourite food, things they’re into
 What course they completed and the qualification gained
 A quote about how the course prepared them for their role, life aspirations, the
things they loved about Uni, etc
Profiles will link to the courses they studied.
Clear steps about how to apply.
Order a prospectus
 A link to the main website
Get in touch
UK and international telephone numbers, addresses and point of contact
Basic online enquiry form