Case Study

Liam Swinney


I’ve always loved computers since a young age and when I was at school I always knew I wanted to go onto University, even more so in my home city.

I wasn’t sure what I wanted to do with computers, that’s why a degree in Computing appealed so much, it’s generalised but you still get to try every module within Level 1. You still have a chance to move if you’re better at one thing than another.

One of the modules that I am studying is Multimedia which I love. The diversity on this range from web designing to making applications to even trying to be a director and producer whilst filming a promotional video. It has definitely pushed me to want a career in multimedia development.

The lecturers are really good, they will try their best to help you as much as they can, but at the end of the day you can talk to them about anything.

University is challenging, but it’s a challenge that you, yourself overcome. As long as you do your work, do the tutorials and go to the lectures you make it easier for yourself.

Being at Uni has given me so many extra opportunities; I’m currently a Student Ambassador (one of those in the orange shirts helping you on open days) which I’m really enjoying. It’s boosted my confidence, let me gain loads of skills and is great for my CV.

I have also had the chance to work in a school for 3 weeks. As I’m still keeping my options open, it was a great chance to try out teaching and I’d encourage anyone else to do so as well.

I can't believe how fast it is going, I can still remember the first week going to fresher’s (which exceeded expectations, anyone coming to uni MUST go!) but I know the final push will be worth it in the end when I’m standing on the stage at the Stadium of Light with my mates with my graduation certificate.”

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