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Emanuel Gheorghe


BSc (Hons) Game Development

Before coming to Sunderland, Emanuel Gheorghe studied computer science in his home country of Romania, but he wanted to pursue his passion for game development and his journey brought him to the North East. Emanuel secured a placement with the support of the University, and is now working for a law tech start-up company, working on the API side of their platform.

I choose to come to the University because it was the next step in learning more about games development. Before coming to Sunderland, I studied computer science in Romania. 

The best aspect of the course is the practical teaching. We learn a concept and put it in practice immediately. We have live coding sessions and we learn a lot of industry standard practices that I believe would develop a graduate’s employability a lot. The modules we have are industry approved and games student can develop a full polished game from year two as we have modules where we work in teams, with game design and art students to create polished games.

I love this University and I think it is really life-changing. Students here usually have a close relationship with tutors and it makes learning way easier and comfortable.

The games lab is equipped with cutting edge technology like Mixed Reality, Virtual Reality headsets and machines with ultra-modern specifications that helped me develop games during my course.

With the support of the University, I was offered a placement at Apexon. I'm now based in London, working for a law tech start-up company. I'm currently working on the API side of their platform, developing new features that would attract new users, as well as making the platform more engaging.

I came here to change my hobby and passion into my job and successfully achieved that goal."

Published 27 March 2019

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