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ITIC Technical Internships Summer Programme 2017

The IT Innovation Centre in IT Services is currently offering a limited number of remunerated summer internship opportunities to current UOB undergraduate or postgraduate students from a technical background. The timing is flexible and several positions will be available for the period June – September 2017. Flexible working arrangements will be considered. You will be working with the IT Innovation Team in IT Services to evaluate a range of emerging technologies. Some examples include: 


The closing date is 16th June 2017. If you are interested, please contact Worklink or send an email to Learn more at

ITIC Seminars 

Seminar   Time   Location
Chatbots for IT Helpdesk and Student Query  11:00am - 12:30pm on 22nd May 2017  Room 106, ERI Building
Digital Wall Solution  2:00pm -3:30pm on 5th June 2017  Room 106, ERI Building 

Please register your interest by email

Winners Announced - Emerging Technology (eTech) Competition Final 

The Demos and Awards Ceremony for the Emerging Technology Competition (eTech)  was successfully carried on 22nd March 2017. Our finalists have inspired us with their app designs and prototypes, from mobile apps,  virtual learning assistant, drones, 3D printing to blockchain technology etc. This year we have a great variety of different technologies. External sponsors from Whitbread and Virgin came as judges to give their insights and sponsored various awards for the winners. Career Networks and academics from Computer Science also gave very positive feedback to our finalists. 

We would like to congratulate ETech Competition 2016-17's winners and thank you for all the participants. 

eTech Competition 2016-17 Winners
 App Name  Name  Prize and Award

 MyJoe [presentation]

 Jack Hughes (Computer Science) Winner of the Best Idea, internship sponsored by Virgin
 Ignis [presentation]  Mason Cusack, Artur Komoter, Simeon Kostadinov (Computer Science) Winner of the Best Prototype, internship sponsored by Whitbread 
 BlockCerts [presentation]  Rujia Li, Yifan Wu (Computer Science) People’s Choice,  internship sponsored by ITIC
 Modufly [presentation]  Ermano Arruda (Computer Science) Highly Commended, Amazon Vouchers
 WhereChair [presentation]  Richard Bilyard, Lee Thomas Johnson (Social Sciences) Highly Commended, Amazon Vouchers

Find out more what happed on the day on our Flickr Page and YouTube Channel.

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ITIC on BBC Midlands Today - Gesture Controlled Technology Meets the Arts

ITIC featured on BBC Midlands Today on 2nd Nov 2016. Dr Sean Duffy, Director of IT Services, was interviewed for the programme to explain how Gesture Controlled Technology can be used in the Arts.

See the video here:


Link to Flickr page: Making of "Director of IT Services Interview for BBC Midlands Today".