School of Computing, Media & the Arts

Student views

Scott Reed

Scott enjoyed his course at Teesside and is now working as a developer.

Scott Reed

BSc (Hons) Games Development

'The course prepared me for my future career, as it was so varied, from design to 3D modelling, programming to actually experiencing the role of a team leader.'

What brought you to study at Teesside University?

The course and module content attracted me to the University, as it's one of the best games development courses in the country. I also went to an open day and fell in love with the university.

What was your course like?

The course prepared me for my future career, as it was so varied, from design to 3D modelling, programming to actually experiencing the role of a team leader. The classes were exciting and diverse, and the tutor was always on hand to help.
The practical experience was second to none, moulding my knowledge and developing my skills. You could learn at your own pace, which gave me more time to prepare, shape my skills and speak to my classmates - many of whom I am still in contact with today.

What was your favourite module?

My dissertation. I looked into the trend of companion apps. When you are playing a main game, a companion app runs alongside it - giving more information and additional game play. In my dissertation, I created a hypothesis of how it would grow and, a few years down the line, it's quite rewarding to see it come true.

What was your social life like when you were studying at Teesside University?

I made friends for life, and still speak to them now. In fact, I met many of my best friends in the Students’ Union and had some very great nights there.
I enjoyed the area and found it to be super busy when I was there. I also loved the bars and restaurants and spent many hours in the town centre.

Did you use any of the University’s support services?

Yes, I found the careers service to be very useful and, actually, they helped me to choose the right career path. One month after graduation, I was offered my current role as a developer and have settled happily into the job.

Did your time at Teesside University help you to achieve or get closer to your goals?

Yes. If I hadn't gone to university and honed my skills, I might not have been in the career I am today. I would recommend this course for anyone looking to be a developer, especially in the world of games.