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UL Cybercamp 2022

The UL Cybercamp is designed to introduce second level students to some ICT basics. During the COVID-19 restrictions we ran the camp successfully online.

This summer 2022, we are delighted to be able to return to in-person camps where students will be shown key elements of a modern ICT course and learn skills useful in any future career in ICT such as:

  • Web design - build and format simple webpages
  • Java programming - develop a simple one-person game
  • Electronics & Robots - work with circuits and Mindstorm ® robots
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About

The 3-day camp is designed to give second level students, between the ages of 13 and 17, a quick introduction to basic ICT subjects. Each camp has three topics (one for each day) that students will try out: Web Design, Greenfoot, and Electronics & Robots.

Each camp runs over three days from 9:30am to 4:00pm here on the University of Limerick campus with a daily set of in-person tutorials based around a single topic. The students will be led through the material for each topic by experienced presenters and work towards building a small project.

While there's lots to get through, we plan plenty of breaks throughout the day and students will work together to build their understanding of the content assisted by trained and experienced undergraduate and postgraduate students.

INTRO TO WEB DESIGN

This short course will introduce you to the basics of web design and how to build simple webpages and websites. The course covers HTML and CSS, the building blocks of web design.

Via in-person tutorials, you will learn how to create simple HTML web pages and learn how to format this and other pages to make them more visually appealing.

A fun and easy introduction to a vital ICT skill, suitable for beginners or those who wish to brush up on their web design skills.

INTRO TO JAVA WITH GREENFOOT

Ever wonder how you might build a computer game? In this introductory course, you will learn to develop and build a simple game in the Java programming language using a free tool called Greenfoot.

This introduction follows the basics of programming from variables, conditional statements, loops, and functions and step-by-step helps you to build a simple one-person game.

Take the first steps to building your own fun and interesting games. Suitable for beginners.

INTRO TO ELECTRONICS & ROBOTS

Are you interested in the hardware that runs programs? In this topic, students will build (under the careful guidance of our experienced electronics lab team) a simple circuit to monitor heartrate followed by a short fun introduction to programming simple robots using the Lego Mindstorm ® toolkit.

This introduction guides you through the basics of circuit design and simple robot programming.

Suitable for beginners, this topic will give you an interesting and fun introduction to the world of electronics.

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Dates, Pricing, & Bookings

The camp is completely free to attend thanks to funding from the Higher Education Authority's Summer Camp funding. The only costs are the time taken to attend and lunch money. We have three camps running over the summer, with spaces limited to 40 on each to maximise the attention each student can be given. The dates are:

  • Camp 1: Mon. 27th June to Wed. 29th June
  • Camp 2: Thu. 30th June, Fri. 1st July, and Mon. 4th July
  • Camp 3: Tue. 5th July to Thu. 7th July

Unfortunately, due to high demand, all camps are sold out. We apologise for any disappointment this causes.

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Contact Us

We are happy to talk you through any queries you may have about UL Cybercamp.