Glasgow University Software Service (GUSS) is a project that was created by, and runs within the School of Computing Science at the University of Glasgow. We provide managed software development services to a range of internal and external customers, employing Computing Science students as paid software developers, and Design students from Glasgow School of Art and elsewhere as user interface / user experience (UX / UI) developers.
GUSS is a self-sustaining project that operates on a not-for-profit basis. That is, we price and charge for our services to cover the costs associated with running and growing the project for the benefit of our students, customers and for the School of Computing Science.
The welfare of our students is at the heart of our work, as is their successful completion of their studies. All the students we employ are supported by experienced project managers and typically work in pairs or larger teams. We maximise the number of hours our students can work during term time (10 hours per week) and accommodate their needs for flexibility during exam times or other key pressure points in their studies.