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Shawn Anuptra Martin

Tangerang, Indonesia

BSc (Hons) Web and Mobile Development*

Shawn Anuptra Martin had always wanted to study abroad, and he chose the University of Sunderland to study BSc (Hons) Web and Mobile Development because of the high quality of education and the reasonable price for international students. He enjoys the classes where he can build websites and programs and is looking forward to a career as a freelance web developer.

Ever since I started thinking of going to university, I have always wanted to study abroad. I chose the University of Sunderland because it has a high quality of education, while still being reasonably priced for international students. One thing that stood out for me was the fact that there were no exams (for my course), and that made me realise Sunderland is a university with modern teaching methods. The Web and Mobile Development course is mainly assessed through projects, which I think is the better assessment method, especially in computer-related subjects.

In terms of my favourite part of the course, I can’t really narrow it down to one thing, but my favourite subjects currently are the web development classes and the C# classes. They are the classes where I can practically build something: websites and programs respectively. I find this fun and challenging!

I would advise future students to make use of all the facilities the University offers. You can go to the library to borrow books or use it as a quiet environment to study. The University also has a Student Wellbeing Service. They provide confidential mental health support services and will help you if you ever feel down. Another piece of advice is to not be afraid to contact the staff members! They are all very friendly, and are committed to helping you with any enquiry you may have. Finally, I would also recommend you check out the Societies that are in the University. Joining one (or more!) is an easy way of getting to know more people. All of them have been extremely friendly and welcoming to me; they would be happy to have a new member in their community!

In my future career I look forward to becoming a freelancer. Being able to work on different exciting projects is enticing. I am confident that the University’s curriculum will equip me with the essential skills needed for me to be a full stack web developer.

So far it has been absolutely great studying here. The curriculum is relevant, the staff are friendly and helpful, the University as a whole has been really welcoming. I look forward to the following years studying at the University of Sunderland.”

*Please note this course is no longer offered. 

Published 12 May 2021

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