Bjoern reminded the Reps that you can comment on the Student Blog page.
It was asked by one of the INF1C-CG students if they had their own mailing list which included the non Informatics students taking the course. Bjoern contacted Support and Undergraduate Cognitive Science students can be reached via the firstname.lastname@example.org
INF2C-SE coursework one was released slightly later than planned but the submission deadline was moved to accommodate this. The students would have liked more communication from the lecturer regarding this.
INF2C-SE Bjoern has spoken to the course lecturer and there will be a review on the course with the possible involvement of further Software Engineering teaching staff in the School
INF2A the students said the communication was very good and prompt from the lecturer on Piazza.
CD Students asked if the software for this course could be made available on all DICE machines. Contacted Nigel.
DBS coursework one is now active but the queries are very ambiguous.
AILP the second coursework was due tomorrow, and the students only got the feedback today which isn’t good. The coursework deadline has now been moved to the 10th November. They also feel the marking was lenient and maybe another marker is required in order to avoid late feedback for the next part of the coursework.
CG the students felt the feedback lacked any explanation why there was marks deducted.
HCI said the template for coursework 2 was badly written, the students have mentioned it to Arvind.
CT has received contradictory reviews. Some students praised its organisation, others reported it to be badly organised. Christophe is very open to any suggestions, so it was suggested the students contact him directly.
EXC the students received a fast reply from the lecturer on the previously reported cluster issues.
The request for last years grades to be published was acted on promptly, but there was no grades available for TCM and CM, this could be due to the size of the class, if it is was a very few, then they wouldn’t be made available.
The students has asked about a microwave and vending machines, these are still being looked into.
The Informatics Summer School of Code is now on the Informatics webpage (https://isoc.inf.ed.ac.uk/home), there are only a few projects available at the moment but more will be added in time.
Students asked if printing instructions could be displayed in the labs.
CP1 course is available to non Informatics students, but some students feel that C is not a good programming language to learn at first. This course is requested by other Schools, so Informatics would need to talk to the other Schools before making a decision.