Hi CompSoc!

Tragedy strikes this week, as Silver sponsor StarLeaf are unable to join us for their tech talk on Wednesday. We haven’t been able to get a replacement for this week, but we’re working hard to get a doubly interesting talk next week to make up for it!

We were too lazy to come up with an exciting new theme for this Saturday’s event, so we’re gonna play some Smash! If you have a Switch, or some controllers then please bring them if you can so we can get a few games set up concurrently. If Smash isn’t your thing, rumour has it that CompSoc has recently upgraded its VR capabilities…

In other news, Gold sponsor Cisco are offering a fast track system for graduate software positions at our old sponsor Ensoft. They’ll be taking place here in Oxford at the start of March, and you can find out how to apply for them below.

See you on Saturday!

- Kate and the rest of the committee


CompSoc does Smash

19:00, Saturday, Week 3, UGSA, Department of Computer Science

We just want to play some Smash to be honest.

Please bring a Switch/some controllers if you have them!

Sponsor Notices

Ensoft Cisco - Fast track to assessment center for graduate software engineers

#WeAreCisco, where each person is unique, but brings their talents to work as a team and make a difference. You want to make a difference. We do too, which is why our vision is changing the way we work, live, play and learn.

Ensoft are an engineering team within Cisco that works with global service providers, developing software that connects the world. The internet depends evert day on the code we write. It’s challenging work that matters. It’s also fun: excelling at work writing complex software is what we enjoy.

We’ve grown by taking a few of the best graduates each year (mostly from Oxford and Cambridge ) who have then built careers with us by learning from our world class development organization. It’s an ideal environment for bright, creative people with an interest in software. Computer science knowledge and coding experience are obviously very valuable, and give a head start on this path. They aren’t essential though, as long as you can show us that you are enthusiastic about a career in software, and have the right aptitude. The working environment is outstanding, social life is very active, and the benefits are top notch! All engineering employees share in Cisco’s considerable financial success.


We are hosting an Assessment Centre on the 4 March, Said Business School in Oxford . If would like to be considered for this opportunity please click on the link below and upload your CV.

Fast Track - Ensoft Graduate Software Engineer

Other notices

Invariant Magazine seeking editors and designers

We are pleased to announce that The Oxford Invariants, the Oxford University student mathematics society, aims to re-launch its magazine called The Invariant. We are looking for prospective editors (and designers) to join our team.

The role generally entails announcing a call for articles, reviewing submissions for scientific and grammatical accuracy, communicating with authors, proofreading, production/publishing, and finally distribution of the published edition. This is not to intimidate you. The workload is spread over a year and you will be working with like-minded people passionate about mathematics, scientific writing and publishing.

We are happy to hear from you whether you are an undergrad or postgrad student at Oxford and studying mathematics or any related courses. Kindly email us at by February 20, 2020.

Oxford Hack Committee Openings

Hi everyone!

We are excited to announce that we are starting the preparations for Oxford Hack 2020!

Oxford Hack is the official student hackathon held every year in late November (check out last year’s website for more info: https://oxfordhack.co.uk/)

With that in mind, we are now recruiting for executive roles! Whether you enjoy working in a team to create an amazing event or would simply like an extra thing on your CV, this is the perfect opportunity. For more information, check the Executive Roles descriptions here.

Besides the tasks in the role description, you would also commit to a few committee meetings starting later this term (not more than one hour a week).

To apply, please fill in this form by midnight Sunday week 3 (February 9th).

For more info feel free to send an email at .

We are looking forward to hearing from you!

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