As a pioneering satellite team hailing from the prestigious University of Bristol, UoBSat stands at the forefront of student-driven space exploration. We are a dynamic group of individuals composed of both undergraduate and postgraduate students spanning the full spectrum of academic years, from wide-eyed first-years to seasoned final-year postgraduates. Our mission is to cultivate a dynamic environment that nurtures curiosity, innovation, and hands-on experience in the captivating realm of space technology.
Supported by a dedicated body of researchers and experts drawn from diverse academic domains including Aerospace, Physics, Electronics, and Earth Sciences, UoBSat unites the multidisciplinary prowess of these fields with the aim to create cutting-edge satellite technology that pushes the boundaries of what’s achievable.
UoBSat gives students the opportunity to go on a journey that transcends the ordinary student experience. Our dedication to hands-on learning and tangible accomplishments is encapsulated in our recent milestone—an environmental testing program at the European Space Agency in Belgium during the Easter of 2023. Our team are dedicated and driven to achieve our goal of placing the University of Bristol’s first satellite into space!
Together, as part of UoBSat, we strive for the extraordinary. We invite you to chart your path to the stars, equipped with skills, camaraderie and excitement. Your journey with us promises not only to be professionally enriching but also incredibly fulfilling, as you contribute to a highly accomplished and high-output team joining those who dare to reach for the stars!
Please note: We can, unfortunately, only accept applications from students and staff of the University of Bristol at this time.
Are you a creative and skilled website developer with a passion for space technology and innovation? Join our satellite team at the University of Bristol as a Website Developer, and take the lead in shaping our online presence to inspire, inform, and engage our community. Other expectations are that they will regularly attend the team-wide standup meetings and software sub-team meeting as part of a weekly time commitment of roughly 10 hours.
- Blog: Help to keep our blog up-to-date and engaging
- Content Management: Manage and update website content, ensuring that information is accurate, current, and relevant. Create and maintain a well-organized structure for easy navigation.
- Optimization: Implement best practices for website performance, including optimizing loading times, image compression, and minimizing code to enhance user experience.
- Security: Incorporate security measures to protect the website from potential threats and vulnerabilities, ensuring data integrity and user privacy.
- Problem Solving: Troubleshoot technical issues that may arise, providing efficient solutions to maintain the functionality and accessibility of the website.
- Web Development Skills: Proficiency in HTML and PHP.
- Content Management Systems: Familiarity with CMS platforms (e.g., WordPress) and the ability to customize and extend their functionality with plugins or custom add-ons.
- UI/UX Design: Understanding of user-centred design principles and a creative eye for designing intuitive and visually appealing interfaces.
- Problem-Solving: Analytical mindset with the ability to troubleshoot technical issues and implement effective solutions.
- Attention to Detail: Thoroughness in coding practices, website testing, and ensuring a polished final product.
- Collaboration: Strong communication skills and the ability to collaborate effectively with multidisciplinary team members.
- Skill Enhancement: Strengthen your web development skills and gain hands-on experience in creating impactful websites.
- Portfolio Building: Showcase your work by contributing to a high-visibility project in the space technology sector.
- Networking: Connect with professionals in the space industry, expanding your network and potential career opportunities.
- Creative Expression: Express your creativity by designing and implementing engaging online experiences for a wide audience.