School of Computing, Media & the Arts

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Jordan Atkinson

Jordan graduated from Teesside University and now works for Accenture.

Jordan Atkinson

BSc (Hons) Computer Science

What I found most valuable is how much practical experience I got.

What made you choose Teesside University?

I chose to study at Teesside University because of its reputation for computing courses. By visiting an open day I could see that Teesside is keen on developing students as a whole, not just in their academic studies.

What kind of skills did you develop?

At Teesside University I developed a variety of skills which I have been able to put into practice at work. I took a one-year industry placement at DuPont Teijin Films where I learned more about databases and debugging which helped a lot in my current role.

Would you recommend the course to others?

I recommend the course highly as it really focuses on the principles of IT and helps develop well-rounded IT professionals who are ready for industry. What I found most valuable is how much practical experience I got.

Where are you working now?

I’m currently an application development associate for Accenture, working on a large governance project. My role involves generating SQL and Unix scripting to interrogate and optimise a large database as part of a team.