UCLAN Careers

A HTML5 web app for University career open days

Work Type



UCLAN Careers


  • UX
  • HTML5
  • JavaScript

The brief

UCLAN Careers is the recruitment arm of the Univeristy of Central Lancashire, tasked with recruiting new students to their creative courses.

I was approached by UCLAN Careers to help create a web app to help them collect prospective students' data in a more fun and engaing manner at their regular open days.

The approach

This was a great project, and we were given free rein to use the latest browser features to create a fun way to collect applicant information, rather than just boring old form filling on a clipboard. We decided on using a suite of computers at the Careers open day, each equipped with a webcam that could be controlled in the app using HTML5's webcam API (Application Programming Interface). Using the web app the user can take a journey by selecting their career, using the webcam to photograph themselves in a profession themed photo, fill-in a small amount of personal data, and share their photos across social media with their friends.

UCLAN Careers screenshot 5

The result

The UCLAN Careers web app has been a storming success at open days. As all of the detailed data is collected within a database, which in-turn flows into an admin system, this gives the UCLAN team powerful analysis tools allowing them to really drill-down into the data collected from their events all over the world.

UCLAN Careers screenshot 5